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Sunday, June 4, 2023 (12:00pm-5:00pm)
RootsUprising dance company is one of the In Art for Social Justice grant recipients for 2023. The Into the Roots Workshop brings the community of Cambridge together to explore and celebrate BIPOC Cantabridgians. The workshop aims to use art as a vehicle to highlight the work of Cantabrigian’s BIPOC members through interactive public activities, community circle engagement exercises including movement, theater and spoken word. Special guests will include Tonia Hicks, Tony Clark, Dean Melissa Bartholomew (Harvard), and Reverend Irene Monroe.
SATURDAY, MAY 20 (11:00 AM-12:30 PM)
Featuring Fatou-Carol Sylla, join Magazine Beach Partners, Under the Sun Dance & Drum, and Black History in Action for Cambridgeport for an immersive lesson about West African dance and performance. West Africa offers a rich cultural heritage in the arts that has long been a traditional indigenous source of self-integration, community cohesion and spiritual communion. Come learn traditional dances, rhythms and songs from the Mande ancient humanizing and healing traditions of West Africa. The event will be held at David Nunes Park (129 Allston St., Cambridge, 02139), opposite St. Augustine's Church. Will be moved indoors to St. Augustine's if there is rain.
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 (6:00pm-8:00pm)
This inaugural event recognizes St. Augustine's role in the historic Pan-Africanist UNIA movement, founded by Marcus Mosiah Garvey and Amy Ashwood Garvey in 1914. Paula Paris, eminent public historian with decades of service to communities across Cambridge, will deliver the first lecture in this new yearly tradition. This event is free and open to the public.
SUNDAY, MAY 14 (6:00PM-8:00PM)
We invite you to join us for a jam session at St. Augustine's Church for an evening of healing music and creative expression, in memory of our community member, Arif Sayed Faisal. This event features the Black Cotton Club, who invite the community to heal as a collective through music, by welcoming the audience to be unfiltered and unapologetically themselves with their voices and bodies. Co-sponsored by BHAC, Cambridge HEART, Black Cotton Club, Muslim Justice League (MJL), Asian American Resource Workshop (AARW), and the Bangladesh Association of New England (BANE). This is a Mother's Day event.
Monday, January 16
On Monday, January 16th, 2023, Many Helping Hands 365 (MHH365), will join with community partners to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with the 14th Annual Cambridge MLK Day of Service.
Thursday, January 12, 2023
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