Commemorate Juneteenth Season. Wisdom Young will serve as a griot on a journey through stars and water, through Ancient Africa, the Maafa, slavery and freedom - utilizing poetry, music, sound and story. Young will investigate the connections and significance of the scholarship of ancient Africa in reference to the study of astronomy, and the significance of water in relation to life and Black bodies. The community will be invited to participate by writing lines in relation to water, freedom and an object, smell, or sound that comes to mind when they think of Juneteenth. ASL interpreters will be present for the live event. Funded by Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
This program is hosted by Wisdom Young via Zoom. The link to join will be emailed to registrants in advance. Registration ends at the scheduled start of the program. If you’re new to Zoom, check out Getting Started with Zoom.