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Amistad Journey to Freedom
COMMUNITY DAY CELEBRATION
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2022
The Middle Passage and the Amistad Uprising: Stories of Yesterday & Today
11:45 am Libations, African Drumming and Dancing
12-1 pm Welcome Remarks By
Paula Mann-Agnew | Executive Director, Discovering Amistad
Tammy Denease | Executive Artistic Director, Hidden Women Stage Company and Outreach Director for the Connecticut Freedom Trail
Dr. Jada Waters Ed.D. | Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, MPS
Mayor Benjamin D. Florsheim | City of Middletown
Deborah Shapiro | Municipal Historian, City of Middletown
Words From the Original People of the Middletown Area, the Wangunks, Gary O’Neil, Wangunk Descendant, Elder & Educator
4th Annual Middletown Middle Passage CeremonyDr. Jesse Nasta, Executive Director Middlesex County Historical Society
Community Day Events Commencing at 1pm. Enjoy the event with these several performances and activities.
1-2:30 pm The Lost Tribe Performance, Afro-funk fusion led by multi-percussionist Jocelyn Pleasant
2:45-3:30 pm Tammy Denease, Sarah Margu Interpreter a one woman stage play of the story of one of the children on the Amistad with Q&A to follow.
3:45-4:30 pm Iddrisu Saaka, Wesleyan Univ. Asst. Prof. Dance Multi arts performance that incorporates drumming, dancing and storytelling.
4:30 pm Afro-Brazilian Dance Performance
Community Day Events
Ship Tours & Dockside Education
Traditional Arts Demonstrations with Pierre Sylvain and Renee Soares
Community Organization Information Booths
Food Vendors & Specialty Craft Sales
2022 VOYAGE FOR FREEDOM
Free Public Tours in Middletown!
Discovering Amistad will be offering free tours of the Amistad ship. Come by and learn from our education team about how the ship was built, the story of the Amistad Rebellion, and how we use the vessel today. Reserve your visit here!
To learn more about Discovering Amistad visit their website here! https://www.discoveringamistad.org/
PARKING: Use Pedestrian Tunnel to Access Harbor Park for these two parking locations:
• Melilli Plaza
• Main Street
Handicapped Parking is available at 80 Harbor Drive, Harbor Park Lot
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