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      November 8, 2019

      Friday   4:00 PM

      New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
      New Orleans, Louisiana

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      A Blackass Field Trip: New Orleans Edition

      Please join us for A Blackass Field Trip™ to New Orleans during Veterans Day Weekend! The trip is scheduled from Friday, November 8 to Monday, November 11. The total cost is $699 plus tax and fees per person with a limited number of early bird tickets for $649. The total cost includes hotel accommodations, daily breakfast buffets, roundtrip airport shuttle and ground transportation, welcome reception with a food truck and wine tasting, plantation and cultural city tours, admission to plantation and cultural sites, film screening, trap yoga and zumba workshop, seafood boil by the bayou, and a giftbag with a t-shirt and tote. The total cost does not include flight. The trip is adults only and tickets are limited. Men and allies are welcome. To purchase your ticket, a $200 deposit is due by Thursday, February 28 and the remaining balance is due by Sunday, September 30 — with an option for a payment plan. For trip updates, please follow us at www.instagram.com/blackassfieldtrip.  FAQs What is A Blackass Field Trip™? A Blackass Field Trip™ is an intimately curated excursion designed to educate Black people on the Black experience by exploring Black spaces across the Black diaspora that have influenced Black history.  Are early bird tickets available?  Yes, but for double occupancy rooms only. The total cost is $649 plus tax and fees for a limited time. Early bird tickets will be on sale until January 15 or once the limited allotment of tickets have been sold.  How do I pay my remaining balance? Unless you purchased a full payment ticket, an invoice for the remaining balance of $449 for early bird tickets or $499 for regular tickets for a double occupancy room will be sent via PayPal invoice with a final balance due by Sunday, September 30. However, a payment plan option is available with $224.50 due by Tuesday, July 31 and $224.50 due by Sunday, September 30 for early bird tickets or $249.50 due by Tuesday, July 31 and $249.50 due by Sunday, September 30 for regular tickets — which will also be paid via PayPal invoice.   Are single occupancy rooms available? Yes, but at a considerable increase in cost.  To purchase a single occupancy ticket, please contact info@blackassfieldtrip.com. What is the cost for tax and fees? A 6% processing fee will be applied per ticket at check-out.  Is my ticket refundable? No. Tickets are non-refundable — to include deposits. However, tickets are transferrable up to 7 days prior to the date of departure. To transfer your ticket, please contact info@blackassfieldtrip.com. What does my ticket include? Your ticket includes hotel accommodations for a 3-night stay at the Aloft New Orleans Downtown, daily breakfast buffet, roundtrip airport shuttle and ground transportation, plantation and cultural city tours, admission to plantation and cultural sites, seafood boil by the bayou, and a giftbag with a t-shirt and tote. For more information about the transportation and tour company, visit https://www.bigeasy.com/ and to learn more about the hotel accommodations, visit https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/msyal-aloft-new-orleans-downtown/. Please note that ground transportation will be provide via a 56-passenger motor coach with electricial outlets and WiFi.   What does my ticket not include? Your ticket does not include flight. Participants are responsible for securing his or her's own transportation to and from New Orleans. Your ticket also does not include lunches nor dinners — with the exception of the seafood boil by the bayou. Please note that a list of local Black-owned restaurants is provided below. Your ticket also does not include any room incidentals and/or services.  Ground transportation is provided are all coordinated events; however, participants are responsible for securing his or her's own transportation for all other activities. Available options include Uber, Lyft, and/or streetcars via the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority — which are $1.25 per ride. For more information, to include transit maps, please visit http://www.norta.com/Getting-Around/Our-Streetcars. How much is a flight?  The average cost for a roundtrip flight to New Orleans from Richmond, New York, and Washington, DC is approximately $300 or less. To purchase your flight using a payment plan, please visit https://www.airfordable.com/ — which is a Black female-owned business that allows you to book a flight with a deposit and pay the remaining balance in installments.   How do I coordinate my airport shuttle?  Big Easy Tours will provide roundtrip transportation from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport located at 900 Airline Drive, Kenner, Louisiana 70062 to the Aloft New Orleans Downtown located at 225 Baronne Street, New Orleans, Louisiane 70112. Participants will receive an email with a link to coordinate shuttle services based on the date and time of their respective arrival and/or departure.   Are there any restrictions on participation? Yes. The trip is adults only and you must be 18 years of age to attend. The trip is open to men and women, as well as people of color and allies. However, allies are welcome to sponsor a ticket in lieu of attending. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact info@blackassfieldtrip.com. Please note that all participants must sign a liability waiver, as well as photo and recording release form.  Why does the registration form require my date of birth? The registration form asks for your date of birth to determine if you meet the legal drinking age requirement as alcohol will be served during the trip. Will someone be assigned to my room if I do not have a preferred roommate? Yes, unless you selected a single occupancy room. Gender, smoking, and snoring preference will be used to pair roommates based on compatability (if possible). Participants who opt for the pre-selected option should provide the full name of their preferred roommate on the registration form.  What is the trip agenda? The finalized itinerary will be provided at least 7 days prior to the date of departure; however, a tentative itinerary is provided below — which is subject to change. On Friday, November 8, participants can check-in the Aloft New Orleans Downtown beginning at 4pm. The motor coach will depart from the hotel lobby at 6pm for the welcome reception at Second Vine Wine from 6:30pm to 9:30pm, which is a Black-owned wine and spirits shop in the Treme neighborhood. The welcome reception will include a wine tasting, live music, and appetizers provided by the Dirty Dishes food truck — and cigars at a cost.  The motor coach will return to the hotel lobby at 10pm — with no other coordinated events for the remainder of the evening. On Saturday, November 9, the breakfast buffet will be served in the Aloft Tactic Room from 7am to 8am. The motor coach will depart the hotel lobby at 8am for a tour of the Whitney Plantation from 9am to 1pm. The tour will be followed by a de-brief and seafood boil at the bayou until 5pm. The motor coach will return to the hotel lobby at 6pm — with no other coordinated events for the remainder of the evening. On Sunday, November 10, the breakfast buffet will be served in the Aloft Tactic Room from 7am to 8am. The motor coach will depart the hotel at 8am for a cultural city tour from 9am to 2pm to include but not limited to Treme, Faubourg Marigny, Bywater, Ninth Ward, Studio Be, Congo Square, and Louis Armstrong National Jazz Park — with hopes of joining a Second Line. The motor coach will return to the hotel lobby at 12pm — with no coordinated events throughout the afternoon and evening — with the exception of an optional debrief and restorative bedtime yoga session with Bare Soul Yoga in the Aloft Tactic Room from 10pm to 12am. Please note that yoga mats will not be provided.  On Monday, November 11, an optional zumba session with AvailFit will be hosted in the Aloft Tactic Room from 8am to 9am — followed by a departing debrief and breakfast buffet from 9am to 10am, which will be the final coordinated event for the remainder of the trip. Participants must check-out the Aloft New Orleans Downtown by 12pm.   Who are the accountability group leaders and members? The accountability group leaders and members will be provided via email at least 7 days prior to the date of departure.  What should I pack? As a friendly reminder, do not forget your identification card, debit and/or credit card, medical insurance card, and cash. As it relates to electronics and entertainment, do not forget your selfie stick, headphones, book, camera, tablet, cell phone, and all corresponding chargers. As it relates to attire, do not forget your comfortable walking shoes, athletic attire, eyeglasses, sunglasses, and rain gear — to include a poncho, rain boots, and/or umbrella [as needed]. As it relates to toiletries, toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, floss, body wash, louffa, deorderant, razor, shaving cream, lotion, cotton swabs, sanitary napkins, tissues, makeup supplies, hair supplies, hand sanitzer, bug repellent, medication, and perfume and/or cologne. As it relates to travel supplies, do not forget your snacks, luggage tags, neck pillow, blanket, ear plugs, eye mask, and yoga mat.   What is the menu for the breakfast buffet?  The breakfast will include your choice of pork sausage links, pancakes, scrambled eggs, assorted pastries, fresh fruit, juice, coffee, tea, and water. Please note any dietary restrictions on the registration form — such as gluten allergies and vegan and/or vegeterian preferences [if applicable].  Are there any local blackass restaurants? Yes. There are several local Black-owned restaurants in New Orleans such as but not limited to Loretta's Authentic Pralines located at 2101 North Rampart Street, Dooky Chase Restaurant located at 2301 Orleans Avenue, Lil Dizzy's Cafe located at 1500 Esplanade Avenue, Cafe Sbisa located at 1011 Decatur Street, Willie Mae's located at 2401 St. Ann Street, 14 Parishes located at 1638 Clio Street, Public Service located at 311 Baronne Street, Undercurrent located at 311 Baronne Street, Sassafras Ceole Kitchen located at 2501 Leon C Simon Boulevard, Sweet Soulfood Vegan Cuisine located at 1016 N. Broad Street, Compere Lapin located at 535 Tchoupitoulas Street, and Backatown Coffee Parlour located at 301 Basin Street, Suite 1. Are any other blackass activities in New Orleans? Yes. There are several local Black-owned businesses in New Orleans such as the Above The Grid Rooftop at the Nopsi Hotel located at 311 Baronne Street, Community Book Center located at 2523 Bayou Road, Backstreet Cultural Museum located at 116 Henriette Delille Street, New Orleans Drink Lab located at 343 Baronne Street, Ashé Cultural Arts Center located at 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, Terrance Osbourne Art Gallery located at 3029 Magazine Street, and Prime Example Jazz Club located at 1909 N Broad Avenue.  Also, if you venture just a few blocks beyond Bourbon Street, you'll find Frenchman Street — which has been the background for decades of blackass history, arts, and culture.   Who are the community partners and sponsors? A Blackass Field Trip™ is powered by and property of Afrikana Independent Film Festival and Angry Black Female in partnership with Aulenor Consulting, AvailFit, Avail Outpatient Counseling, Initiatives of Change USA, and Race Capitol.  How can I contact the organizer with questions? For more information, contact info@blackassfieldtrip.com. Please follow us on Instagram at @BlackassFieldTrip for the latest trip updates. 

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