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Stealing Joy: Finding resilience in Black Holiday traditions

December 3, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST

Van Cortlandt Park Alliance presents a conversation with Kamau Ware and Nicole Taylor. Supported by Bronx Council on the Arts.

Join a dialogue between friends, Kamau Ware and Nicole Taylor, that highlights the ways Black people make space to affirm themselves during troubling times. This reflective conversation titled, “Stealing Joy: Finding Resilience in Black Holiday Traditions”, will cover history and recipes of the African American experience.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and administered by the Bronx Council on the Arts.

Pre-registration is required to receive a link to Zoom presentation.

Kamau Ware is an artist / historian, and the principal of Kamau Studios, a visual storytelling studio based in New York City’s Seaport District. Ware is also the founder of Black Gotham Experience, an immersive multimedia project founded in 2010 that reimagines the African Diaspora as one unified epic through a series of experiences including walks, talks, media, and events.

Nicole A. Taylor is a food writer based in Brooklyn, New York. She has written for Food & Wine, Esquire, and the New York Times. Nicole serves on the advisory board of EATT (Equity At The Table), a database for food-industry professionals featuring only women/gender non-conforming individuals and focusing primarily on POC and the LGBTQ community.

Photo: Created by Kamau Ware for the Sugar Shadow Collection © 2019

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