Solution Sessions

AFROPUNK & Target Present Solution Sessions at The Get Down Coffee Co. this Saturday in Minneapolis

June 14, 2022

This weekend AFROPUNK is in the Midwest for the first time ever, presenting Planet AFROPUNK Live: Minneapolis celebrating the joy of Juneteenth with an exciting artist lineup and a variety of activities across the city. To kick off the weekend, AFROPUNK is thrilled to announce the continuation of its long-standing partnership with Target, and its Black Beyond Measure platform to present Solution Sessions where Black leaders in their fields will engage in conversation, discussing the issues that work toward elevating the status and influence of the Black community as a whole.

Black Beyond Measure is Target’s always-on platform that uplifts and shares Black creator and founder stories, showcasing Black intersectionality and joy and making it easy to buy Black year-round. Solution Sessions has been AFROPUNK’s continuous program that uses the spirit and power of community to tackle important conversations about how culture, activism, and politics impact folks of color and the solutions that achieve positive results.

This year’s Solution Sessions takes place on June 18th at The Get Down Coffee Co. on 1500 44th Avenue in Minneapolis from 12-6 PM with entrepreneur artist Lewiee Blaze as the host alongside veteran AFROPUNKer and podcaster Bridget Todd assuming her role as the moderator. Solution Sessions is a free-to-attend event, so guests can look forward to thought-provoking conversations over free coffee, live printing, and enjoy spoken word poetry and assortments from local craftsmen and entrepreneurs.

The line up will include topics such as Uplifting our Communities through Arts Education, Activism Through Art, Black Faces in Outdoor Spaces, Prioritizing Self Care, Mental Health, and examine how to rebuild local communities through Black-owned businesses and entrepreneurship by “Buying The Block’ to circulate and keep the Black dollar in our communities.


Additionally, on Sunday, June 19th, Target presents the “Black Beyond Measure Stage,” which will center and elevate the diverse talents, faces, bodies, and styles of the AFROPUNK audience and highlight the strength, influence, and beauty of the Black community with an incredible lineup of musical performances. See the full musical line up here

To learn more about Target’s #BlackBeyondMeasure platform, click here. 

To purchase tickets to the June 19th music performances of Planet AFROPUNK Live: Minneapolis, click here