The Black Lady Theatre commemorates Black Solidarity Day with its ‘Call To Solidarity’ program to be held at the theatre on November 5, 2016 from 7 pm – 9 pm. The theatre will be open from 6 pm – 7 pm for participants to tour the theatre and view its original artwork and murals from its sister theatre, Slave I.
‘A Call to Solidarity’ will mark the beginning of unification efforts of people of the African Diaspora. The program includes an African drumming tribute, libations for those who have gone before us, uplifting musical selections, presentations from community groups who are making a difference and discussion with the elders. The keynote will be given by educator and motivational speaker, Yaa Asantewaa Nzingh. Yaa is a prominent cultural speaker and has spoken at the ascension of Khalid Muhammad.
Black Solidarity Day began in the United States in 1969, during the Black Power Movement. It is a Black observance of principals and practices that include self-determination, self-reliance, Black Solidarity, self-defense, cultural reidentification, Black pride and many others.
The plight of Blacks have fallen on deaf ears and its culture, identity and community have been splintered and rendered ineffective. Now is the time for the African Diaspora to unite, heal and act.