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Don’t miss this virtual Christmas event celebrating Marion’s Black holiday foodways and traditions on Sunday, December 20!

SAVE THE DATE!!! The Marion Voices Folklife + Oral History Program is thrilled to announce the fruits of our Fall 2020 Community Co-Curation “Pop-Up Exhibit Cycle,” which commenced meeting weekly in September 2020 — a blow-out, Zoom-based two-hour folklife/cultural arts event celebrating + discussing the ethics & politics of Marion County’s Black Holiday Foodways, Folklife, & Traditions. Our event is currently slated to feature six Marion County Black cultural artists, memory-keepers, & tradition-bearers sharing history, memories, & demonstrations of holiday folklife genres ranging from material culture, dress, adornment & home decoration to community Christmas pageants & celebrations to — you guessed it — everyone’s favorite folklife genre: foodways! We also will have a special presentation on the sync between Black Christmas celebrations & traditions and Kwanzaa, highlighting the role that syncretic Afro-Culturalist principles have long played in Black churches & community ethics in Marion County. Please join us over Zoom on Sunday, December 20th, 2020 from 4-6pm to celebrate Marion County’s Black holiday traditions!

Zoom Meeting ID: 847 1154 1876 Password: CHRISTMAS

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