Click on the pics below and step into the Susu Village at Starlight Bethel. Special thanks to Benny Walker for erecting a village space requested by Starlight Bethel for their ‘Youth In Praise’ Concert. The village area is made from recycled materials and local bamboo and is ready to ‘pop up’ at your location. If you want to know more about the quality local vendors in the Susu Village Market, check the links to some of the best locally crafted goods in the land!
Special THANK YOU to all that visited the market, the excellent vendors and the Starlight Bethel team.
Now imagine if this field was a business hub serving this community daily… if only the city would lift the evasive ‘flood plain’ restrictions and allow the community owners to build and develop.
Designer and Builder of the Susu Village, Benny Walker, takes moment to cool out.
Benny Walker, village designer and builder
The Susu Village view
Susu Village detail
windmill and bamboo post with mirror
Quineka Ragsdale and Sonyah Bowser: The Literary Department
Reginald Hannah visits the Demarcus Jones and the Solar Calendar table
Demarcus Jones Books
Young visitor to the market is elated to meet Zoli Zi author and get her book signed!
Demarcus Jones Books creator plays with the Zoli Zi doll.
Village Market scene
Sacred Instruments Jewelry
Urban Poetry Style always representing with Purpoz T’s and no-sew garments
CraftsWombman beautiful display of waist beads and candles
Southern Girl Granola Owner, Erika Benjamin stands radiant with her products and samples.
Qi Elements Spa
Anja of Qi Elements and Erika of Southern Girl Granola glow with their hand-crafted products
IYABOS and Femi pose with the African fashions
IYABOS at work in the market village
Young Entrepreneurs selling cakes and shaved ice w organic syrup
Their sweet smiles are the key selling point!
Activist and market patron Olinka Green takes a rest in Benny Walker’s ‘outdoor living room’ set.
Local businesswoman Audrie Austin packs up to leave the market.
Community Organizer Sara Mokuria and trans.lation Project Manager Carol Zou visit the market and sample Susu kitchen vegan foods
Soul Rep Theatre Co. founder Guinea Bennett-Price brings her sons to the Susu village with Reginald Hannah
Afro Bohemian Snob founder Kevin Walker sun bathes in the Susu Village
Susu vendors smile after a day in the market
JackFruit Sliders: The Susu Special
Special thanks to Market workers: William Crear and Kendall Ferguson
Habesha Naturals: www.etsy.com/shop/habeshanaturals
Zoli Zi Anti-Bullying Movement: Facebook
CJK Publishing: www.demarcusjones.com
Sacred Instruments Jewelry: Facebook Page
Anja Natural Skin Care: www.QiElementsSpa.com
Urban Poetry Style: Facebook Page
Southern Girl Granola: www.southerngirlgranola.com
East African Cuisine: https://www.facebook.com/pages/East-African-Imperial-Cuisine/243009119141666?fref=ts