A non profit organization 410-989-3909
Art Changes People!!!
PEOPLE Change the World!
Tuesday June 16 - Friday June 19, 2020
5 - 10 pm
Custom designed- Black Lives Matter
T-Shirts by Artist Miriam Moran
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The Alpha Genesis Community Development Corporation (AGCDC) believes in the power of Art, Culture, Education and Community…and in the synergy and collective creativity of that collaboration.
Together they form the building blocks that enable the “building of Blocks”— economically strengthened neighborhoods and communities, rich in culture, history, and purpose.
Neighborhoods that paint a picture highlighting our similarities and supporting the individual and collective narratives of our City.
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Organized by Alpha Genesis CDC, Dorchester Center for the Arts and the City of Cambridge.
This award recognizes an exceptional project, event, or activity conducted/sponsored by an organization, business, individual or local government that highlights Dorchester’s natural or cultural heritage and/or increases public awareness of its history, heritage, and cultural traditions.
In selecting the Day of Resilience for this honor, the Heritage Area Board noted that the event provided recognition and reflection on the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first Africans to be sold into bondage in North America in 1619. If you were not present for this event, you missed a powerful experience.
A Day of Resilience began a drum call, pouring of libations, dance and spoken word at the Dorchester County Courthouse, which had been the site of slave auctions in the 1800s. It continued with a processional, “The Healing Journey,” from the Courthouse to the Harriet Tubman Mural at the Harriet Tubman Museum on Race Street.
The program continued with a mural dedication that featured more drumming, guest speakers and ribbon cutting with the artist Michael Rosato and other dignitaries. The day continued with special events that included keynote speaker Dr. Julius Garvey, a panel discussion with ambassadors from Mali, the Namibia and Togo, and a Souls at Sea remembrance ceremony commemorating the lives lost in the waters along the Middle Passage.
From the beginning of the event at the Dorchester County Courthouse through the programming throughout the day and into the closing activities during the gathering at Cannery Way, the celebration highlighted the cultural heritage of Dorchester’s African-American community and inspired a new appreciation and understanding of this heritage for the hundreds of attendees.
Alpha Genesis CDC sponsored 20 students from Cambridge, MD on a virtual tour to Ghana, West Africa!
Students made bracelets using hand painted glass beads from Ghana and beads used everyday, Which reminds them of the greatness of their unique history and culture!
Harriet Tubman Sculpture by Wesley Wooford
Art in Cornish Park
You Don't Know Nothing 'Bout Groove City
Youth Ambassadors visit the Embassy of Ghana
Community Happy Hour with Habitat Choptank
Harriet Tubman Mural by Michael Rosato
AGCDC relies on generous support from individuals and institutions to assist in our Mission to serve underserved and under-resourced communities become stronger and healthier through the arts and economic development.
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Alpha Genesis CDC is a nonprofit 501c3 organization.
All gifts are tax deductible. Tax ID number is 46-3048436
PO Box 125, Cambridge MD, 21613
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