Altars Festival RVA 2024

Altars Festival RVA 2024

On November 3rd Art Works collaborates with The Sustainable Cultural Lab and presents Altars 2024 Festival Richmond featuring music, food, and the Altar America Project exhibit.

The Altar America Project and festivals counter ethnocide by empowering people to remember, sustain, and celebrate their culture, while also providing a safe communal space for coping with the generational trauma and loss brought on by American ethnocide. We combat ethnocide through acts of cultural remembrance, activating ancestral knowledge, and creating new traditions that are relevant to our lived experiences.

Cultures worldwide have numerous ancestor remembrance traditions, but America does not, particularly because American ethnocide does not want people of color to collectively gather, remember their past, and retell their stories. Ethnocide is the destruction of culture while keeping the people, and the Altars Festival counters ethnocide by empowering people to remember, sustain, and celebrate their culture, while also providing a safe communal space for coping with the generational trauma and loss brought on by American ethnocide. We combat ethnocide through acts of cultural remembrance, activating ancestral knowledge, and creating new traditions that are relevant to our lived experiences.

The Altars Festival RVA 2023 is a collaboration of The Sustainable Culture Lab and Philanthropy Journal. The Sustainable Culture Lab and Philanthropy Journal have asked multiple local RVA artists through Art Works to create altars with the aim that the greater RVA community will see these examples, and become inspired to engage in their own, culturally relevant acts of remembrance.

Music was provided by Richmond musicians. The event was free and open to the public.

Date

Nov 03 2024

Time

11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location

Art Works
320 Hull St, Richmond, VA 23224
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