City Partners with Local Organizations for Jubilee Freedom Day 2019 Celebration

L-R: Rosalyn Rouse & Patt Gilliard-Gunn
L-R: Rosalyn Rouse & Patt Gilliard-Gunn

The City of Savannah’s Cultural Resources department, in collaboration with several local organizations, will host the 7th annual Jubilee Freedom Day at the Savannah Cultural Arts Center on Saturday, Dec. 21, to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in Savannah. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

A variety of arts activities will take place throughout the day including visual storytelling, African mask making, and pottery, along with performances by Samba Savannah and the Saltwata Players. In addition to the performances and activities, “Freedom Now! 400 Years Later – Conquest for a New Conscious” will also be on display in the gallery. The exhibition is curated by AJ Perez, Emily Earl, and Jennifer Moss of Sulfur Studios and will be on display through Jan. 11, 2020.

“Our goal is to educate the public about slavery through art and culture. We invite the entire Savannah community to come out and participate in all of the wonderful events that Jubilee Day offers” said Patt Gilliard-Gunn, Co-founder of the Center for Jubilee, Reconciliation & Healing.

For the past six years, Patt Gilliard-Gunn and Rosalyn Rouse, co-founders of the Center for Jubilee, Reconciliation & Healing, have hosted educational programs to share the history of the 116 year journey from slavery to freedom. The City is honored to host this year’s event in collaboration with Sulfur Studios, the Mt. Zion Project, and the Center for Jubilee, Reconciliation & Healing.

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