Gem City Selfie Museum unveiling Black History Month exhibit

February 1, 2022

The Gem City Selfie Museum will unveil a new pop-up Black History Month exhibit today in the St.Clair Opportunity Space at the Dayton Metro Library’s downtown branch.

“Gem City Selfie Museum takes pride in being more than another social experience; we are an organization rooted in love and support,” founder Na’Asiaha Simon said in a press release. “We would love to see you among us at our exhibit reveal which will be our BIGGEST and consists of stations that empower every aspect of entrepreneurship to youth literacy, design, and so much more!”

The exhibit will be unveiled this evening, Feb. 1, at 6:30 p.m.

The reveal will include special remarks and performances from:

  • Mayor Jeffrey Mims
  • Shenise Turner-Sloss, Dayton City Commissioner
  • Dr. Chrisondra Goodwine, Dayton School Board Member
  • Shannon Isom, YWCA Dayton CEO
  • Marlon Shackelford, community activist and leader
  • Mariah Johnson, artist
  • Sade Dike, founder of The Rubric
  • Karlos Marshall, Dayton Metro Library’s inaugural Chief Diversity Officer
  • Ashlyn Edwards, Stivers School for the Arts Senior Class President
  • Tae Winston, Dayton Powerhouse founder,
  • Tiffany Countryman, CEO of MinistryIsMe Ministries LLC

Additionally, the Gem City Selfie Museum team is collaborating with local artists, entrepreneurs, and businesses to host social and mental wellness programs throughout the month as part of the exhibit.

The full lineup:

  • Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m., The Story Behind the Selfie, Na’Asiaha Simon + Tiffany Countryman
  • Feb. 8, 6:30 p.m., Book a Selfie, Ashlyn Edwards + Dana Graham
  • Feb. 10, 6:30 p.m., Selfie of an Entrepreneur, Tae Winston, Na’Asiaha Simon, Jasmine Milum
  • Feb. 15, 6:30 p.m., Book a Selfie, Roe Wallace
  • Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m., Curated Art, Pamela Cone + Willis Bing Davis
  • Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m., Book a Selfie, Mariah Johnson
  • Feb. 23, 4 – 6 p.m., Wilberforce Wednesday
  • Feb. 24, 6 p.m., The State of Black Creativity, powered by Scripted in Black
  • Feb. 28, 6 p.m., Souled Out Open Mic Night, celebrating Black voices in music & poetry

RSVP for Gem City Selfie Museum Black History Month Exhibit reveal party here.