Mon, Jul 13 | George Washington Carver Museum

Sandra Bland Day: A Celebration of Life

Registration is Closed
Sandra Bland Day: A Celebration of Life

Time & Location

Jul 13, 2020, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM CDT
George Washington Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St, Austin, TX 78702, USA

About the event

Five years after Sandra Bland was found dead in Waller County Jail, we are celebrating her life and the lives of all those killed by state sanctioned violence, institutional racism, and hate.  On Monday  July 13th, 2020, we are hosting a Celebration of Life and demanding transformative justice. We are spotlighting and honoring the womayn of African Diaspora and rainbow community brutalized by law enforcement and people will hate filled hearts.  We invite you to join us to celebrate, heal, learn, connect, and reflect as a community.

 We honor that we are still in a state of social distancing. We invite you to be mindful of the holistic wellness of yourself and others around. 6:30 pm Begin to gather as a collective, remaining six feet away from those that are not apart of the same housed 7:00 to 7:15pm Gratitude/Blessings/Intention Setting of Space Opening Fatima Mann Blessings (music and singing) 7:15pm to 7:30pm Virtual Welcome from Councilperson Natasha Harper-Madison 7:30pm 8:30pm Begin movement to Boggy Creek and the murals under the bridge Sharing of chants Drumming 8:30 to 8:45pm Closing You are invited to participate in this way: We will gather outside in the back of the George Carver Museum.   We will gather safely, wearing masks, and being six feet apart. We will have volunteers to assist staying six feet apart, and have extra masks.  Everyone’s safety is our priority. We will be practicing social distancing as you are invited to wear a mask if you feel comfortable, and to have at least four pieces of string, rope, yarn, or material to indicate that you are 6 feet from others. The four pieces of six feet string, yarn, fabric, rope, or other item is to keep six feet apart from those not in your household.  For people not wearing masks and/or not practicing social distancing will be invited to leave the experience.