The Baobab Cultural Center

 

585-563-2145 Company Website

HOURS:
Tuesday - Yoga at 5:45 PM
Wednesday-Friday 6-9 PM
Saturday 3-6 PM
Sunday by appointment
Hours may change for special events

VISION: The Baobab Is Your Resource Center

The Baobab is a community gathering-place and resource center for arts, culture, and dialogue on Africa and the Diaspora.

MISSION: Rooted & Routed In African Cultures

The Baobab promotes a deeper understanding of African culture, as rooted in ancient traditions and routed by the migratory experiences of people through the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia to the Americas. Our purpose is to foster community and build social capital. It is humanitarian, not racially or ethnically driven.

Visitors experience this journey through art and educational exhibits, films and documentaries with associated dialogue, poetry readings, book discussions, and other cultural activities.

OPERATING PRINCIPLES:
The Baobab is a welcoming space to all people.
All programs have an associated cost.
Members enjoy access to all quarterly programs, social events with artists, and themed parties to celebrate different African cultures.
Volunteers are unpaid staff and are essential to the Baobab Community.

The Baobab is a not-for-profit organization with a federal 501-c-3 status.

Priority areas for the Baobab

Art - Featuring emerging artists through low-budget exhibits. Our preference is emerging or established local, national or international artists whose works create a better understanding of the world in which we live. Though not limited to art with a humanitarian message, we encourage artists to have a message for each exhibit focused on a cause or a social issue of their choice.

Film Dialogue series - Featuring movies that bring the world to the local community with a focus on the black experience. The intent is to generate passionate discussion on social, political, economic and cultural issues to open understanding and appreciation for different races and ethnicities of the African Diaspora.

Lecture Dialogue series - Featuring local speakers and subject matter experts from universities, colleges, and companies in the region. The goal is to break institutional boundaries and bring knowledge on contemporary issues to the public. It helps to think and talk about issues in a neutral creative space.

Themed adventures - focuses on youth development to enhance their understanding of global issues through a five-week mentored program. This process allows the youth to understand and connect global event with their surroundings. We also seek to promote positive youth adult interactions, and help youth nurture their creative instincts as well as develop project management skills needed for success in a service-driven economy.

Yoga - meditative process deeply rooted in African rituals that promote health and self-discipline.

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