Echoes of Peace and Zeitgeist present a weekend of art, music, poetry, spoken word and dance centered on the theme “The Art of Ubuntu: I Am Because We Are.” The weekend will kick off with an Art Exhibit Opening at Zeitgeist on Friday, April 28, 5pm reception, 6pm program.
More details: https://echoesofpeace.org/news-events
Organizers and artists are drawing inspiration from the Zulu term ubuntu (oo-BOON-too), a concept from South Africa meaning “I am because we are.” This understanding of interrelatedness is at the root of many of the world’s wisdom traditions. It is akin to the deep sense of relationship expressed in the Lakota/Dakota phrase Mitakuye Oyasin, and the Anishinaabe phrase Gakina Awiya Gidinawendimin. We are all related.
Ubuntu is like the Beloved Community, the “network of mutuality” of which Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke: “We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. This is the interrelated structure of all reality. You can never be what you ought to be until I become what I ought to be.”
Other events include an Arts Afternoon at Zeitgeist, 2-4pm, Saturday, April 29th with Children’s Art activities in the lobby and an Afternoon Stage of poetry and spoken word in the Zeitgeist Teatro. Saturday concludes with an Evening Concert, 7:30pm at Mitchell Auditorium at the College of St. Scholastica.
Co-sponsored by MPR and The College of St. Scholastica’s Alworth Center for Peace and Justice.
This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.