DOCUMENTARY SERIES NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT YOU
'an inner city minority folk arts project'
Digitizing the Legacy, History and Contributions of African Americans
Encounters In Black Traditions invites you and your community to our celebration of the cultural tapestry of the African American Experience and rich history, legacy and contribution of inner city African American communities as told by you.Encounters in Black Traditions, an incorporated Not for Profit Organization, was developed as a digital multi media inner city minority folk arts video series, to document, educate, archive and showcase life on life terms.
This project will document a wide variety of creative and artistic responses to life focusing on being home to first generation inner city residents and their daughters, sons, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Inner cities became home to African Americans. who migrated here with strong southern roots. Inner cities are part melting pot and part cultural mosaic. This project will bring these traditions into classrooms, museums, festival showcases and submitted to Public Broadcasting Stations around the world so that the residents of the Inner Cities may be appreciated for their significance and importance as part of the American Pie.
We also are developing cultural themed Digital Tools for educators for curriculum inclusion,
With our on-going effort to reinforce the Cultural Health of the Adolescent Community, there is inclusion in all that matter toward this project, from pre to post. Areas include how to research, ID, preserve the self-pride of their cultural spine in addition to hands on involvement with equipment.
We have seen this approach as being a cobblestone on the pathway toward greater academic achievement and personal growth. Over twenty years ago this independently produced public funded documentary series was part of a thirteen-week series featuring a slice of life from the African American Community. In expanding this program we take advantage of a resource infrastructure that is already in place. Print material geared on three levels, k-6, will supplement the Documentary Series; Middle/high School; adult/exhibit support plus a teaching guide designed by Educators.
This project is of special importance. Community developers are replacing the Old with The New . We already have lost structural dwellings of great landmark, spiritual and community importance to inner city African American communities.
Encounters In Black Traditions’ Documentary Series wants to learn about you. If you have pictures, written notes of previous generation or know about or practice gospel singing, church history, cooking styles, story telling park and street games, jazz, blues, the arts or have insight to the history, legacy or the contribution’s of the African American experience we want and need to hear from you.
For further info Please contact
Samuel Lee @ 551-221-7950
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