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Wa Na Wari: "Our Home" for Seattle's Black community
Community Stories: Wa Na Wari

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.

Paul Dorpat donates his collection to the Seattle Public Library