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We Come from Mermaids I: African Diaspora and Water (Classroom)

November 9 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Coach House
5400 Lindbergh Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19143

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.

Pizza will be provided!

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