L.A. Lee YMCA’s Teen Broadway Presents: Sankofa (a PLAY) Feb 23
L.A. Lee YMCA Presents: Sankofa
A historical fiction dramatic play featuring young actors and actresses between the ages of 6 and 15. They will take you on a journey in the lives of men and women that were very intricate in the development and success of the Sistrunk corridor.
Come and see this beautiful play written and performed by our youth!
Saturday, February 23rd at 2 PM
Free & Open to the Public. Light refreshments available.
Featuring a performance by Spoken word artist & Storyteller Rebecca “Butterfly” Vaughns
Director: Mrs. Sharon Hughes, YMCA Community Health Worker
“SANKOFA”- is a word in the Twi language of Ghana that translates to “Go back and get it” (san – to return; ko – to go; fa – to fetch, to seek and take)
African American Research Library and Cultural Center
2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
FREE RSVP: ymca-sankofa.eventbrite.com
Funding for this project is due in part by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge.
This play is a part of an ongoing project:
L.A. Lee YMCA presents ‘A Sistrunk Legacy: Community Kiki Arts Program’ in collaboration with artist & cultural programer Niki Lopez.
A Sistrunk Legacy: Community Kiki Arts Program
With a series of intergenerational community gatherings (Kikis), arts workshops and other events the Sistrunk Legacy project invites the elders and youth of Historical Sistrunk to share and document their memories and stories of this unforgettable, unshakeable neighborhood and to transform those powerful lived histories into extraordinary art.
This series of FREE events will be ongoing until November 2019