Join us for the celebration of the opening of the Africatown Center for Education & Innovation at Columbia Annex in South Seattle this Saturday April 19! (Scroll down for details).
Spring Open House @Africatown Center for Education & Innovation
Join us for the spring open house in our space in South Seattle.
1pm- 3pm – Tours
3pm Welcome to Africatown Center
3:15 Rep. Dawn Mason Report Back from Kenya & Mali
3:30 Africatown Literacy Initiative Read Aloud of the “Stolen Ones”
4pm Presentations from Spring Break Camps
Al’ Noor Academy of Arts & Sciences
5pm Screening of “The Yard People: An Intergenerational Love Story” (a film by Dr. Joye Hardiman)
An inspirational documentary about a lively group of African-American couples who came together in Buffalo, New York during the 1940’s, and tore down the fences in their back yards to create a more neighborly and supportive environment . Now in their 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, they remain friends today due to their celebrations of intergenerational love that they have ritualized in the form of “yard parties” and community activism.
5:30 “Building Our Village” Discussion
Henna by ANAAS
Plant in the Garden
Africatown Center for Education & Innovation at Columbia Annex in South Seattle this Saturday April 19!