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Wa Na Wari: "Our Home" for Seattle's Black community
Community Stories: Wa Na Wari
2/22/202120:54

Wa Na Wari, a Kalabari term meaning "Our Home," is the name of this community beacon in Seattle's Central District. Co-founders Inye Wokoma, Elisheba Johnson, Rachel Kessler, and Jill Freidberg established this gathering place for Black artists and neighbors. Through a cultural strategy of expression and performance, Wa Na Wari is preserving this neighborhood's legacy, history, and community.

Directed by Devon de Leña and CHIMAERA.

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Paul Dorpat donates his collection to the Seattle Public Library