Nia’s Daughters Movement Collective Presents Shorts In Color at Discovery Green


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“Shorts in Color” to showcase diverse Houston filmmakers April 29th

WHAT:            Discovery Green Conservancy® welcomes back Houston organization, Nia’s Daughters Movement Collectivefor “Shorts in Color,” a free, family-friendly event that will showcase dance, film, STEM, and more with cultural awareness.  Stacey Allen of Nia’s Daughters Movement Collective has curated a selection of diverse local filmmakers and creatives making positive and empowering work for families to enjoy. The films feature stories that local families and children tell about themselves.

The event will be emceed by Whitney B., better known as “The Dopest Historian.” She’s a Houston Historian on a mission to enlighten Black people on how DOPE BLACK HISTORY truly is. The event will also feature a performance by Rising Stars Academy of Dance prior to the film screenings.

“I am honored that I am able to continue this relationship with Discovery Green and present a second offering that highlights our cultural diversity as a city and bring families together on the lawn.” said Stacey Allen, Founder/Artistic Director of Nia’s Daughters Movement Collective. “I am grateful for the community support I’ve received thus far and look forward to creating and curating more in my hometown.

WHO:              Films include:

  • “STEMagicians” — a representation of African American scientists who are seemingly magicians in an effort to expose youth to STEM experiences, careers, pathways and advancements from Popular YouTubers, Mommy and Me: The Listers.
  • “Telos”— a short film by Ren Beregan about grieving the death of one dream and finding meaning in creating another. The film is inspired by NASA’s footage from the space station and his brother’s experiences living with invisible disabilities.
  • “In Nature” — a collaboration between Nia’s Daughters Movement Collective and Mommy and Me: The Listers that uses dance and film to educate viewers on the importance of bees to our ecosystem.

WHEN:            Saturday, April 29, 2023; 6-8pm

WHERE:         Discovery Green Anheuser-Busch Stage

                        1500 McKinney St.

MORE:            For more information visit

Discovery Green® is a highly acclaimed 12-acre park created by a public-private partnership between the City of Houston and the nonprofit Discovery Green Conservancy in downtown Houston, Texas. Since opening in April 2008, the park has welcomed more than 20 million visitors. Discovery Green ® features sprawling lawns, a one-acre lake, an interactive fountain, a playground, public art installations, gardens and an allée of century-old live oaks. The Discovery Green Conservancy works with hundreds of programming partners to present artistic, musical, educational, family-friendly and health-focused events each year, most of which are presented free to the public. The park also features two on-site restaurants, the award-winning destination restaurant The Grove and the fast-casual The Lake House, providing visitors with an array of dining options. As a nonprofit organization, the Conservancy raises all the funds needed for the programming that Houstonians enjoy. For more information, please visit Arts programming is made possible in part by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.


Nia’s Daughters Movement Collective is a grassroots arts organization with the mission to create and support art and wellness initiatives through the lens of Black women and girls. Since our inception in 2018, we have embodied a multigenerational approach and have been very active in engaging new audiences through meaningful work.


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