Pre-ball EVENTS

Making of ceremonial vessels

Bengali culture worker Pampi invited attendees to weave love letters into hand-crafted

ceremonial vessels to their loved ones.

Photography by: Jeremy Suh

Making of Ceremonial Vessels
Making of Ceremonial Vessels

Photography credit: Jeremy Suh

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Making of Ceremonial Vessels
Making of Ceremonial Vessels

Photography credit: Jeremy Suh

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Making of Ceremonial Vessels
Making of Ceremonial Vessels

Photography credit: Jeremy Suh

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Making of Ceremonial Vessels
Making of Ceremonial Vessels

Photography credit: Jeremy Suh

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Massqing workshop

Artist Daniel Callahan teaches the origin and technique of MassQing

Photography by: Sarah Duarte & Jeremy Suh

MassQing workshop Photo Credit: Jeremy Suh
MassQing workshop Photo Credit: Jeremy Suh

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MassQing workshop Photo Credit: Jeremy Suh
MassQing workshop Photo Credit: Jeremy Suh

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MassQing workshop Photo Credit: Sarah Duarte
MassQing workshop Photo Credit: Sarah Duarte

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MassQing workshop Photo Credit: Jeremy Suh
MassQing workshop Photo Credit: Jeremy Suh

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African folklore lecture

African Folklore lecture Photo Credit: Vanessa Leroy
African Folklore lecture Photo Credit: Vanessa Leroy

African Folklore lecture Photo Credit: Vanessa Leroy

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African Folklore lecture Photo Credit: Vanessa Leroy
African Folklore lecture Photo Credit: Vanessa Leroy

African Folklore lecture Photo Credit: Vanessa Leroy

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African Folklore lecture Photo Credit: Vanessa Leroy
African Folklore lecture Photo Credit: Vanessa Leroy

African Folklore lecture Photo Credit: Vanessa Leroy

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African Folklore lecture Photo Credit: Vanessa Leroy
African Folklore lecture Photo Credit: Vanessa Leroy

African Folklore lecture Photo Credit: Vanessa Leroy

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SOUL: An Ancestor Workshop

Soul: An Ancestor Workshop was led by Castle of Our Skins Poet in Residence Marlanda Dekine who led participants through writing + meditation activities to access and communicate with our ancestors.

Photography by Nikolai Alexander

Soul: An Ancestor workshop with Marlanda Dekine
Soul: An Ancestor workshop with Marlanda Dekine

MassQ Ball Co-producers Ashleigh Gordon and Daniel Callahan with Marlanda Dekine and other attendees at the "Soul: An Ancestor Workshop" @ the Arnold Arboretum. Photo by: Nikolai Alexander

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Soul: An Ancestor workshop with Marlanda Dekine
Soul: An Ancestor workshop with Marlanda Dekine

Photo by: Nikolai Alexander

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Soul: An Ancestor workshop with Marlanda Dekine
Soul: An Ancestor workshop with Marlanda Dekine

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Soul: An Ancestor workshop with Marlanda Dekine
Soul: An Ancestor workshop with Marlanda Dekine

MassQ Ball Co-producers Ashleigh Gordon and Daniel Callahan with Marlanda Dekine and other attendees at the "Soul: An Ancestor Workshop" @ the Arnold Arboretum. Photo by: Nikolai Alexander

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identity | culture | arts recap

The Identity | Culture | Arts Panel featured panelists Jenny Oliver, L'Merchie Frazier and Biplaw Rai who shared their knowledge, experience and insight with honesty, grace and generosity.

Photography by Lauren Miller

Identity | Culture | Arts Panel
Identity | Culture | Arts Panel

Panelists Jenny Oliver, L'Merchie Frazier, Biplaw Rai, and moderator Daniel Callahan (from L to R). Photo: Lauren Miller

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Identity | Culture | Arts Panel
Identity | Culture | Arts Panel

Photo: Lauren Miller

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Identity | Culture | Arts Panel
Identity | Culture | Arts Panel

Photo: Lauren Miller

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Identity | Culture | Arts Panel
Identity | Culture | Arts Panel

Panelists Jenny Oliver, L'Merchie Frazier, Biplaw Rai, and moderator Daniel Callahan (from L to R). Photo: Lauren Miller

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Dr. Liseli A. Fitzpatrick, a Trinidadian-scholar in the field of African Diasporic cosmologies and sacred ontologies, led an engaging lecture and discussion exploring African mythologies and folkloric cultures.

Photography by: Vanessa Leroy