Ancestral Celebration

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Ancestral Celebration

Celebrating the Traditions that Unite Us!

SAT DEC 11 | 12PM
FREE!

Join us for a special Winter celebration of our ancestors and the traditions that unite us! Hosted by Yoruba Priestess Iya Keturah and her Ile (West African Traditional Spiritual Community), this is a heartfelt family event where we all can uplift and celebrate our dearly departed.  Enjoy song and dance from the West African tradition, including a special Community Ancestral Masquerade dance and traditional Libation Ceremony, and learn about ancestral veneration practices across cultures, with altars by the Artesanas and Iya Keturah's Ile. Make a craft with Kerplunk!, our drop-in family art making workshop, and enjoy Día de los Muertos tamales and hot chocolate for sale by the Artesanas. 

Be a part of the celebration by bringing a photo of a loved one who is no longer with us, along with flowers, candles, and beloved items to include on our Community Ancestor Table. Then, we will remember our ancestors through a ceremony led by Iya Keturah and share stories of loved ones in our Elder Storytelling Circle. Come and learn about different spiritual tradition's approach to remembering, revering, and celebrating those who have passed on, and share your own tradition as well! All are welcome, regardless of tradition, age, or background. 

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Covid Safety Policy

  • Vaccination Status: 
  • Visitors may enter our building without showing proof of vaccination. 
  • All audience ages 12+  entering the theater space for performances, screenings, workshops or other theater-based gatherings are requested to be vaccinated against Covid-19. We ask that you bring a copy of your vaccination card or a photo of your card as proof of vaccination status.  If you have chosen to avoid vaccination due to religious or health exemption, please have proof of a negative Covid-19 test within 48 hours of entering the premises.
  • Masks: Please wear your mask during your visit unless you are actively consuming a beverage. Masks are required in all areas of the building, including the gallery and theater.
  • Food/Drink: A limited bar will be available for purchase and consumption prior to and during theater-based events. Outside food and drink is prohibited.
  • Spacing: Fire code capacity in the Creative Alliance theater is 250. For performances throughout the summer we have capped capacity at 50%. Starting September 1, 2021, we will be at full capacity. Even at reduced capacity, we are a small venue and physical distancing will be very limited.  You will likely have fellow audience members sitting directly next to, in front of, and behind you, at a distance of less than 6 feet.

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