Event Passport!

The passport is your guide to exploring the various performances, activities, and workshops this weekend has to offer.
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Did you Know?

Did you know that a land acknowledgment is a good first step in recognizing and honoring our Indigenous friends and neighbors? It’s important to understand the history of our home, and the tribes who took care of the land before they were forced to leave. Land acknowledgments aren’t the only way to celebrate Indigenous peoples and their culture, so we encourage you to support and learn more about the Tribes who live near you!

Learn more about the importance of Land Acknowledgments with Aunty Lena and Possum, from Look, Listen, and Learn TV.

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Did you know that call and response is a style of singing that has roots in African music? It was introduced to the Americas by enslaved peoples who brought their music and traditions with them. Now you can find call and response in all types of music from pop, gospel, folk or even jazz. In this style, a singer will sing a phrase, and the audience will respond with a new phrase, or answer a question, creating a song together!

Join Sumayya for a journey through the African Diaspora with dance, movement, drum rhythms and song!

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Did you know that the Chinatown-International District is home to smaller neighborhoods such as Japantown, Filipino Town, and Little Saigon as well as Chinatown? It’s a place rooted in Asian American history and culture that still thrives today.

The ABCs of the CID celebrates the unique stories of the neighborhoods from A to Z!

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Did you know that the Ballard Locks has a special ladder to help salmon to pass through to get to their breeding grounds? Every year from July through October, you can see the salmon swim by!

Maxx at Push/Pull Gallery celebrates this special trip with an art project you can make using materials found at home and outside!

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Did you know that there was an elementary school in the Rainier Valley called the African American Academy? The special after school arts group called the Nubian Posse was a group of scholars that participated in performing arts celebrating African American art and culture.

Hear Afua Kuyate tell a story about her time teaching at this special place.

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Did you know that many spices used in Indian cuisine can be grown in your own backyard? Herbs like fennel, cloves, peppermint, and cardamom can all be grown in small gardens, like the one we see at Northwest Share in Redmond.

Watch Harry Terhanian of Northwest Share give a garden tour, and then learn how to mix your own spice blends!

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Afua Kouyate

The African American Academy existed from 1991 - 2010, moving from the Central District, to Rainier Valley, and Ballard, until finally settling in Beacon Hill. Within that school existed a group of cultural ambassadors called The Nubian Posse. Led by educator Afua Kouyate, these young people celebrated their culture through food, dance, song,… LEARN MORE

Storytelling/Spoken Word

Arabish Way crafts a Chicken

Laila Taji is an American of Palestinian heritage. She has an MPH in public health from the University of Washington and currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two girls. She loved watching her kids blossom into readers but struggled to make that happen in Arabic since most books were complex and written in formal Arabic. She… LEARN MORE

Hands on Activity

Arabish Way reads The Little Red Hen

Laila Taji is an American of Palestinian heritage. She has an MPH in public health from the University of Washington and currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two girls. She loved watching her kids blossom into readers but struggled to make that happen in Arabic since most books were complex and written in formal Arabic. She… LEARN MORE

Storytelling/Spoken Word

Arabish Way sings nursery Rhymes

Laila Taji is an American of Palestinian heritage. She has an MPH in public health from the University of Washington and currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two girls. She loved watching her kids blossom into readers but struggled to make that happen in Arabic since most books were complex and written in formal Arabic. She… LEARN MORE

Music Performance

Baile Dior

Located in Renton WA, Baile Dior is the Northwest premier dance studio offering all genres dance and specializing in Majorette dance. A style of dance found at the heart of historical black colleges and universities. Fostering connections in life, arts and education. Visit their website to learn… LEARN MORE

Dance Performance

Chef Ariel Bangs

Cookies are a fun bonding experience to do with kiddos. These versatile cookies are easy and fun to make, scrumptious and delicious, and can be kept at room temperature in an air tight container. They last for up to a week. They can also be kept in a fridge or freezer.  Ariel Bangs is local cultural healing through food Chef, Educator and… LEARN MORE

Hands on Activity

CID Coalition

The Chinatown-International District (CID) Coalition is a grassroots group of community organizers dedicated to fighting displacement in the CID, centering the needs of the community in development decisions, and standing in solidarity with other groups who are fighting displacement. Visit… LEARN MORE

Hands on Activity

Doan Diane Hoang Dy

Doan Diane Hoang Dy is a 2nd generation Vietnamese American mom born on Duwamish Land who studied at the University of Washington in American Ethnic Studies with a focus on Asian American Studies. She has worked with the Wing Luke Museum for over 10 years and is currently the Senior Tour Manager. Doan likes to skateboard, you can follow her at @darkestbeforedoan.skates! Visit… LEARN MORE

Storytelling/Spoken Word

Eastside Heritage Center

The mission of the Eastside Heritage Center is to steward Eastside History by actively collecting, preserving, and interpreting documents and artifacts and by promoting public involvement in, and appreciation of, this heritage through educational programming and community outreach. They are committed to ensuring that the stories of all people within… LEARN MORE

Workshop

Families of Color Seattle

2:00-2:45PM Join us for a discussion for parents and caregivers with Christine Tang, Executive Director of FOCS, around talking to kids about race and identity. Questions from participants are strongly encouraged!  About FOCS: Families Of Color Seattle (FOCS) is a non-profit organization that is connecting parents to build a loving… LEARN MORE

Panel

Karoun Dance Ensemble

Elham is a proud Iranian-American who enjoys sharing her love of Persian culture and dance and finds great joy in her work as a Persian dance instructor. She joined Delshodeh Dance Ensemble in 2008, and started choreographed dancing with Heather Rastovac and Sonja Hintz, then formed that group to Karoun Dance Ensemble (a choreographed, classical… LEARN MORE

Dance Performance

Look Listen and Learn TV

Look, Listen and Learn (LL+L) produces children’s television to bridge the achievement gap in Washington so that BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) kids enter school ready to learn and able to succeed. Featuring local children and teachers at learning venues across King County, LL+L applies brain development knowledge to foster learning… LEARN MORE

Storytelling/Spoken Word

Mariah Roberson of The Rhapsody Project

Mariah Roberson is a multi-instrumentalist who studies and practices blues, jazz, and popular American music. She started with classical and jazz cello in elementary school, and continues to pursue those passions as a Rhapsody Project Intern and student at NOVA. Our intern, Mariah, will be teaching people how to play a basic 12-bar blues on… LEARN MORE

Music Performance

MJ Steele

Martial Artist living and working in Seattle C-ID. As part of our virtual programming, we encourage audience members to donate directly to artists, or organizations of the artist choosing. Please direct donations for MJ to the LEARN MORE

Workshop

National Nordic Museum

The National Nordic Museum in Ballard, Seattle, shares Nordic culture, values, and ideas with people of all ages and backgrounds to create connections, generate dialogue, and inspire new perspectives. Julefest! Fun, festive, and holiday cheer for the whole family at the National Nordic Museum.On November 20-21, 2021, the National Nordic… LEARN MORE

Storytelling/Spoken Word

Northwest Share

Northwest Share's mission is to preserve and propagate arts and culture from diverse communities through festivals, education and interactive programming. In addition to producing cultural Festival such as Diwali: Lights of India, Flavors of India and others, NW Share has been feeding people in need since 2002 in the Seattle area through its free… LEARN MORE

Workshop

Orquesta Northwest

ParticipantsTeo Benson, violin IIrina Shpigelman, violin II Gretchen Nicole Yanover, celloBaltazar Juarez, principal harp player at the Mexican National SymphonyJosefa Madrigal, dancerHistoryFounded in 2019, Orquesta Northwest is the culmination of three programs that have developed over the last thirteen years.… LEARN MORE

Music Performance

Penguin Productions

1:00-1:45PM Penguin Productions unites youth leadership and adult mentorship to co-create theater and cultivate a healthy, equitable, thriving future through: Empowering confident, thoughtful youth leaders Making invigorating, inspiring, joyful theater Creating diverse, inclusive spaces where… LEARN MORE

Workshop

Push/Pull (Maxx Follis-Goodkind)

Push/Pull is an art center in Ballard. We help artists of all levels create with our selection of art supplies, host a range of art classes, and provide a gallery and shop space for artists to sell their work. We believe everyone should have art in their life. Visit their website for more info.  As… LEARN MORE

Hands on Activity

Sumayya Diop

12:00-12:45PM Join Sumayya on a journey through the African Diaspora with dance, movement, drum rhythms and song. No dance or drum experience necessary. Sumayya E. Diop is a teaching artist, dancer, choreographer, actor, and administrator specializing in Folkloric performance dance culture, of the African Diaspora, and whose artistic… LEARN MORE

Workshop

Sunshine Music Together

11-11:45AM Join Teacher John to share songs, play instruments, play with rhythm chants, and movement activities in relaxed, playful, settings. Best for parents/guardians and kids 0-5. Sunshine Music Together is the eight-time ParentMap Golden Teddy Award Winner for Best Music Program in Seattle!Accolades aside, the curriculum… LEARN MORE

Workshop