Join us for a day of family and community celebrating the anniversary of June 19, 1865, when Union General Gordon Granger declared that Texas’s enslaved people were free. Bring your picnic blankets and enjoy an afternoon at CAAM with DJ sets by Francesca Harding and family activities for all to enjoy.
Family Quilt Squares
Artist Adia Millett often employs traditional quilting techniques in her work, as seen in the exhibit Breaking Patterns. Invite family and friends to join you in designing and making quilted squares.
Design your own family tree and create leaves that reflect your core community.
Wearable Art Workshop with Bijan Machen
Bring clothes to enhance with paint, stencils, and creativity to wear and carry your message into the future.
Ancestor Mask Workshop with Roneika Pinkney
Design and create ancestor masks inspired by the West African diaspora. Honor freedom fighters, peacemakers, and personal ancestors with your unique mask.
Freedom Drum Circle Workshop with Rene Fisher Mims
Learn and experience rhythms that kept ancestors alive and thriving for generations in this participatory drum circle, hosted by Leimert Park’s own Rene Fisher Mims of Shine Muwasi.
Presented in partnership with LA Commons in conjunction with the Festival of Masks.
How to Register?
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