A community ritual by Ayodele Nzinga
produced with Calling Up Justice
August 31 2021 Digital Space Opens 11:30
Ritual begins at MIDNIGHT for 33 Minutes
Our Black community has gathered annually on New Year’s Eve to observe “WATCH NIGHT” since, “Freedom’s Eve”, December 31, 1862, when free Blacks and Black slaves came together all across the nation to await news that the Emancipation Proclamation had become law on New Year’s Day, 1863. Join us now July 31, 2021 for THE CALL where we will gather in song, music, prayer, and art to set the intention for the next Watch Night to see us safely through another year.
There will be a rebroadcast of this event August 31. More details at
http://www.bambdfest.com/ and http://calllingupjustice.com
Presented in Collaboration with BAMBDFEST 2021 International