The Olney Culture Lab presents the Revival Walks in Tacony Creek Park, hosted by Storyteller Mama Carla and featuring special guest artists.
Originally created by dance artist / activist Lela Aisha Jones during the height of the pandemic, the Revival Walks brought healing, solace and joy to participants, as facilitators lifted up Afro-centric practices in order to rebalance our relationship to the natural world.
Join us once a month on a Saturday through October (except August) for a journey through Tacony Creek Park in the Olney neighborhood of Philadelphia where we will honor the sun, wind, trees, birds and nature.
Mama Carla will share stories illuminating our place in community with one another and with our natural environment.
Additional artists will bring their talents to add breadth and depth to the holistic engagement. Participants will also assist in removing trash along the way as an act of reciprocity to this important space.
Join us for one day or the full series below.
May 27th: Elder Speak: Irma Gardner-Hammond, storyteller. Participants will reflect on how the elders endure during hard times by listening to voices from the past in view of the present.
June 24th: Samantha Suraugh, Yogi. Are you flexible? In order to live our lives in this world we have to learn to bend with the wind. Be bendable.
July 22nd: Musician, Marquise Bradley. How do we take care of ourselves? Follow the the path in your own life that helps you take care of your own emotional life.
September 23rd: Laurel Sweeney, Gardener. What inspires you to greatness? Hear the story of how a walk turns into a garden.
October 14th : Melissa Talley, Dancer Extraordinaire. How do we keep the heart beating? We will explore the heartbeat of our existence, reciprocity and creation through movement. Accompanied by Matthew Palmer, Percussionist.