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Seattle is mosaic of cultures and diverse communities, with an endless supply of inspiring tales to share. Community Stories presents this rich tapestry -- the people, the neighborhoods, the communities, relevant issues, cultural traditions and rich histories that make each of us unique. Learn more about your neighbors on Community Stories.

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Community Stories: Wa Na Wari
Community Stories: Wa Na Wari
2/22/202120:54

Wa Na Wari, a Kalabari term meaning "Our Home," is the name of this community beacon in Seattle's Central District. Co-founders Inye Wokoma, Elisheba Johnson, Rachel Kessler, and Jill Freidberg established this gathering place for black artists and neighbors. Through a cultural strategy of expression and performance, Wa Na Wari is preserving this neighborhood's legacy, history, and community.

Directed by Devon de Leña and CHIMAERA.

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