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Project Tunnel Vision: All Families Brunch and Discussion

February 17 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm EST

Project Tunnel Vision is hosting our second community-wide meal for greater Hartford families. In addition to a wholesome catered meal, there will be storytelling, music and visual arts performances centered on the ways in which African diasporic communities retain their distinct cultural, ethnic and/or religious identities, just in time for Black History month now鈥攕ales end February 13! Please check back in the coming weeks for more information about the event. For questions, please contact Michelle at Project Tunnel Vision via email at projtunnelvision@gmail.com.

Event Agenda:

  • Intro: African drumming, African inspired songs of redemption
  • Indigenous Land Acknowledgement by Darlene Kascak (Schaghticoke Tribal Nation), Education Director, The Institute for American Indian Studies Museum and Research Center
  • Welcome and Introductions by Michelle Louise Bicking, Co-host
  • Lead Speaker: Jay Kemp, Youth Educator/Motivational Speaker
  • Interfaith benediction by Baba Shawn Robinson (Yoruba Ifa tradition) and Reverend Erica Thompson (Asylum Hill Congregational Church, Hartford)
  • Communal Meal
  • Dance Performance – Brass City Bomba
  • Reflection on Communal Interdependence by Maria del Carmen, SoulCare Love, LLC
  • Goodbyes and Closing Thoughts
  • Outro: Sound Healing Exercise by Maria del Carmen, SoulCare Love, LLC


Brass City Bomba

New Haven African Arts Alliance

Catering provided by:


This event is made possible through the generosity of the following sponsors:

The Connecticut Museum of History and Culture

The Institute for American Indian Studies Museum and Research Center

New England Grassroots Environmental Fund

Costo, Old Lyme



Mandell JCC, 335 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117
Mandell JCC, 335 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117 United States
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February 17
11:00 am - 2:00 pm EST
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