Schedule of Events

Sunday, January 19, Noon to 4:30 pm

World Stage Performances (Great Hall of Dinosaurs)

1:00–1:30      Neighborhood Music School Premier Jazz Ensemble
2:00–2:40African Arawak Connection
3:00–3:30Hamden Academy of Dance & Music
3:45–4:30Kouffin Kanecke Company — Traditional West African dance and drumming performance



Auditorium (3rd Floor)

12:30–3:30      "Sitting at the Table of Equality: Teen Involvement in Food justice" —Teen Summit
4:00–5:00   Another Way Is Possible: Forging a Path to Preserving a Sustainable Planet
With Jacqueline Patterson



Storytelling (New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Avenue)

12:45–1:30Karen Johnson — “Baba, the Farmer” and “Butterflies Should Be Free”
1:45–2:30        Joy Donaldson — "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Word and Song"
2:45–3:30Waltrina Kirkland Mullins — "Remembering Martin!... and More!"  



Monday, January 20, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

World Stage Performances (Great Hall of Dinosaurs)

11:00–11:40      White-Eyed Lizard — Caribbean steel drum island music

Taikoza — Japanese drumming

1:15–1:30Solar Youth Drummers
1:30 – 1:45  

Megahurtz — breakdancing

2:00–2:40Brian Jarawa Gray and Friends
3:00–3:30Nation Drill Squad Youth Program
3:45–4:30Michael Mills — Drumming performance and drum circle finale


Auditorium (3rd Floor)

11:00–12:30     Zannette Lewis Environmental and Social Justice Community Poetry Open Mic — An opportunity for people of all ages to share their original poetry or rap and speak their minds on issues of justice and injustice. Pre-registration required.
1:00–4:30Annual Invitational Zannette Lewis Environmental and Social Justice Poetry Slam. Invited Poetry Slam Participants: Christopher Caligas, Christopher Johnson, L.NuNuu, Aaron Jafferis, Jashua Sa-Ra, Porsha O., J.F.Seary, M.A. Hustleman John 1:1, Mind Evolution, Influence, Danny Matos, Nichole Acosta, Chelcee Lorraine, Rico Frederick, Camonghe Felix, Rachael Finley