Led by Chandrika Francis of Oshun Swim School. Bartram’s Garden is partnering with Oshun Swim School this fall to offer a series of swimming and water-related workshops for Southwest Philadelphia residents.
This classroom-based workshop is an invitation to immerse yourself in the rich history of the African Diaspora and water! Learn more about the ways our ancestors engaged with water for resistance and joy during slavery times and during the Middle Passage, as well as the multitude of rich aquatic traditions in pre-European Atlantic African cultures. Through games, conversation, readings, lectures, and meditation, we will tap into the joy, liberation, resistance, and wisdom that connect us to our ancestors.
Please note this workshop centers the Black experience but welcomes folks of all identities.
*COVID-19 Precautions: Class size limited to 15 students. To increase access, students and instructors are required to be vaccinated, mask, or both. Free COVID rapid tests and two-trip SEPTA passes are available. Please arrive 15 early if you plan on utilizing a COVID test.