Although 2020 presented its many challenges, The Urban Appalachian Community has a lot to celebrate as we enter this New Year!
Join the Urban Appalachian Community Coalition for our first-ever VIRTUAL "Ringin' In an Appalachian New Year" event on Sunday, January 17 from 1-3 PM via Zoom.
While we will miss the opportunity to gather face-to-face, sharing food, and swapping stories, we are working together to make the virtual celebration as warm and down home as we can. Enjoy a variety of entertainment and activities throughout our virtual event. Participants can expect bluegrass and old-time music performances from local musicians and vibrant storytelling from our event emcee, Omope Carter Daboiku, on our "main stage" while also enjoying the option of entering a "breakout room" where folks can swap recipes, create a Word Quilt, and/or share a story or poem.
As long time organizer Nancy Laird says, “Ringin’ in an Appalachian New Year is all about respecting old traditions and creating new ones! Each year is a little different, based on who shows up. But one thing is for sure, by the time it’s over we’re all family.”