COCO Brown

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ABOUT US

COCO Brown is a cultural community center; a multifunctional, intergenerational, place-making, creative arts and educational social space. A safe and inclusive place that holds space for history, the arts, and culture. COCO Brown uses the mediums of art, music, storytelling, and movement to strengthen community relationships and improve social and economic equity. COCO Brown is a space to facilitate Ubuntu... it's for family, for tribe, for community.

 

It is an IN-powering sanctuary where one can come to Nourish, Nurture, and Network. COCO Brown is a space to foster healing, conscientization; realization; revelation; revitalization and transformation. The space that holds COCO Brown is the new headquarters of POSE Inc., and currently functions as a bookstore, art store, retail store, event/meeting space, art gallery, classroom, co-working space, incubator space, creating space, and cultural arts studio. The classes, workshops, and programming provided out of this space cover all ages and intersectionality; always with an eye towards anti-racism, and social /economic equity and justice by consistently engaging our full authentic  selves (mind, body, spirit). 

Services range from children's story telling, drumming, and family craft night to spoken-word workshops, poetry slams, improv, dances, open-mics, lecture series, and an array of literature, history and social justice educational programming for students of all ages. Educational, equitable and social emotional consulting services are available through the COCO Brown networking firm, as are stellar public and motivational speakers of color. Eventually we endeavor add a full service sit-down neighborhood Café.

 

OUR COMMUNITY

COCO Brown is honored to have a diverse and growing list of community partners, collaborators, sponsors and supporters in our network. If you are interested in partnership, sponsorship, collective impact or cross-sector work, we are actively seeking your involvement and support. We need you to do this work.    

 

CALENDAR

0 to 100 real quick, 02/07/2020

A look into the lives of four men who have lived through and survived childhood poverty, local gangs, local violence, local mass incarceration via the school to prison pipeline.

 

WHAT WE DO

In our work we seek to move the needle in the following areas:

Cultural identity, eliminating racism, economic mobility, educational equity, early exposure to writing, reading, music, arts, science and math; whole-person healing  (mind-body-soul), positive health outcomes, healthy food options, entrepreneurship, place-making, social equity, intergenerational wealth.

4th Annual Black History Month Celebration
Sat, Feb 29
Haverhill Public Library
Feb 29, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St, Haverhill, MA 01830, USA
Haverhill's 4th Annual Black History Month Celebration
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0 to 100 Real Quick
Fri, Feb 07
COCO Brown
Feb 07, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
COCO Brown, 293 Washington St, Haverhill, MA 01832, USA
A look into the lives of four men who have lived through and survived childhood poverty, local gangs, local violence, local mass incarceration and the school to prison pipeline.
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Network Night Open-Mic
Sat, Feb 01
COCO Brown
Feb 01, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
COCO Brown, 293 Washington St, Haverhill, MA 01832, USA
A networking event for minority owned and operated businesses and nonprofits.
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Books, Boundaries, Barriers & Bonds
Tue, Jan 28
COCO Brown
Jan 28, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
COCO Brown, 293 Washington Street, Haverhill, MA, USA
Join us for our women's monthly intellectual meet-up, not for the faint of heart. Happy to be relaunching for January 2020. We will explore poetry by women of color and come prepared to share one piece each (personal or published) by any female poet of color.
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Gala Night: Fashion Show Fundraiser
Sat, May 04
Rehoboth Lighthouse
May 04, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Rehoboth Lighthouse , 409 Washington St, Haverhill, MA 01832, USA
Gala Night: A Charitable Fashion Show Fundraiser to benefit Power of Self-Education (POSE) Inc.’s cultural community center COCO Brown and X-Press Yourself Boutique. All proceed raised by this event will be split 50/50 between these two worthy initiatives.
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Women's Monthly Bookclub Meet-Up April 2019
Thu, Apr 25
COCO Brown
Apr 25, 2019, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
COCO Brown, 293 Washington Street, Haverhill, MA, USA
Join us for our Monthly Women's Bookclub Meet-Up. For April we are trying something different. We will explore poetry by women of color and come prepared to share one piece each.
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Women's Monthly Bookclub Meet-Up March 2019
Thu, Mar 28
COCO Brown
Mar 28, 2019, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
COCO Brown, 293 Washington Street, Haverhill, MA, USA
Join us for our Monthly Women's Bookclub Meet-Up. Our March book is "All About Love" by: Bell Hooks
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Women's Monthly Bookclub Meet-Up
Thu, Feb 28
COCO Brown
Feb 28, 2019, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
COCO Brown, 293 Washington Street, Haverhill, MA, USA
Join for our Monthly Women's Bookclub Meet-Up. Our February book is "A Teaching Community a Pedagogy of Hope" by: Bell Hooks
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People of Color in Haverhill's History
Wed, Feb 27
COCO Brown
Feb 27, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
COCO Brown, 293 Washington Ave, Haverhill, MA 01832, USA
Missing from the many formal histories of Haverhill, Massachusetts, are the stories, accomplishments, and contributions of people of color...
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3rd Annual Black History Month Celebration
Sat, Feb 23
Buttonwoods
Feb 23, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Buttonwoods, 240 Water St, Haverhill, MA 01830, USA
This celebration looks to the past and present accomplishments of African-Americans, while bringing all people together to rejoice in celebration. This interracial/multiracial event denotes the humanity, love, sacrifice, commitment, and spirit of the human heart.
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Welcoming Room: Open Mic Nights - Black History Month Series- Masada Jones
Fri, Feb 22
COCO Brown
Feb 22, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
COCO Brown, 293 Washington Street, Haverhill, MA, USA
The Welcoming Room is pleased to present our Black History Month Series Open Mic Nights. Every Friday night in February 2019 Highlighting amazing guest artists!
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Black History Month 2019 Lecture Series - Andre K. Bennett
Wed, Feb 20
COCO Brown
Feb 20, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
COCO Brown, 293 Washington Ave, Haverhill, MA 01832, USA
Join us for an intimate conversation with Rev. Dr. Andre K. Bennett
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Welcoming Room: Open Mic Nights - Black History Month Series- Naomi Vanderhorst
Fri, Feb 15
COCO Brown
Feb 15, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
COCO Brown, 293 Washington Street, Haverhill, MA, USA
The Welcoming Room is pleased to present our Black History Month Series Open Mic Nights. Every Friday night in February 2019 Highlighting amazing guest artists!
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Black History Month 2019 Lecture Series - Celeste Cruz
Wed, Feb 13
COCO Brown
Feb 13, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
COCO Brown, 293 Washington Ave, Haverhill, MA 01832, USA
Join us for a look into the mind of the artist behind the art exhibit "Brown Girl, Brown Girl, What Do You See?" Celeste Cruz. The exhibit will also be on display The week leading up to this discussion.
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Welcoming Room: Open Mic Nights - Black History Month Series- Sulay Daphne Sanchez
Fri, Feb 08
COCO Brown
Feb 08, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
COCO Brown, 293 Washington Street, Haverhill, MA, USA
The Welcoming Room is pleased to present our Black History Month Series Open Mic Nights. Every Friday night in February 2019 Highlighting amazing guest artists!
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Black History Month 2019 Lecture Series - Chrisitan White
Wed, Feb 06
The Switchboard
Feb 06, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The Switchboard, 43 Washington Ave, Haverhill, MA 01832, USA
Join us for an intimate conversation with Christian White, Executive Director of “The One Day At A Time Dad”
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Welcoming Room: Open Mic Nights - Black History Month Series- Christa Brown
Fri, Feb 01
COCO Brown
Feb 01, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
COCO Brown, 293 Washington Street, Haverhill, MA, USA
The Welcoming Room is pleased to present our Black History Month Series Open Mic Nights. Every Friday night in February 2019 Highlighting amazing guest artists!
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Campaign for Color Opening Reception
Fri, Feb 01
COCO Brown
Feb 01, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
COCO Brown, 293 Washington Street, Haverhill, MA, USA
The Campaign for Color: celebrating Women of color and hyper focusing on the Afro-Latinx dysphoria.
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Passion and Power Expressive Writing Class
Fri, Feb 01
COCO Brown
Feb 01, 2019, 5:30 PM – Feb 22, 2019, 6:30 PM
COCO Brown, 293 Washington Street, Haverhill, MA, USA
“Strive to find your own voice; the longer you wait to begin the less likely you at to find it at all” -Robin Williams
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Women's Monthly Bookclub Meet-Up
Thu, Jan 31
COCO Brown
Jan 31, 2019, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
COCO Brown, 293 Washington Street, Haverhill, MA, USA
Join for our Monthly Women's Bookclub Meet-Up. Our January book is "The Hate You Give" by Angie Thomas.
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SPACES

COCO Brown is an incubating space. We work hard to create a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere ideal for healing, learning, dreaming, growing, connecting, casting vision, planning, building, launching, piloting, testing, prototyping, and scaling. Whether its space rental or community you are seeking, at COCO Brown there is a space here for you. 

 

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Annual Conference

Awards Gala

 
 

CONTACT US

ADDRESS: 293 Washington St. Haverhill, Ma. 01832

TEL: 978-702-4688  |  COCOBrown@poseinc.org 

© 2018 COCO Brown

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