The CDF office was filled with smells of delicious food from Sudan on Saturday, October 26. Twenty members of the Georgia Kuumba Storytelling Association and United Sudan and South Sudan Communities Association (USASSCA), including four students from Clarkston High school, in a “Get-Together and Plan” session for the recently funded children’s oral storytelling project. The project is funded by a national Brimstone award.
“I liked how we gathered here and talked about our cultures” said one participant. One of the youth commented: “It brought back memories of stories from my home — and the food was great! “ A Kuumba member reflected that it was amazing how many people from different places have so much in common. “It was an eye-opening educational experience.”
Emmanuel Solomon, chair of USASCCA, and other members of the USASSCA board provided a brief overview of Sudanese history and culture. The next get together will be facilitated by Kuumba and will be a “Storytelling 101 Workshop,” December 7, 2 to 4:30 p.m., at the Clarkston First Baptist Church. The USASSCCA members will soon be collecting oral children’s stories in English, Dinka, and Arabic.
For more information, contact Roberta at CDF, Roberta@cdfaction.org.
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