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Farming While Black

Join us for a special screening of a powerful feature film highlighting the inspiring journey of young Black farmers, featuring Leah Penniman, the 2023 Visionary Leadership Awardee and author of “Farming While Black.” From the heyday of Black-owned farms in 1910 to their decline today, Leah and her colleagues at Soul Fire Farm shed light on the challenges faced by Black farmers in the United States. Explore the deep historical roots of African agrarianism and discover how a new generation is reclaiming their heritage to cultivate a brighter future for us all.

The Hill Neighborhood Festival

Get ready to groove at The Hill Neighborhood Festival, an epic afternoon extravaganza packed with performers, DJs, and delicious food! Join us at Trowbridge Park on Saturday, May 19th, 2024, from 12pm to 6pm, as we celebrate our vibrant community and the theme of “Taking Back the Hill.” This special event also honors Mr. Fred Harris and marks the 40th Anniversary of the Trowbridge Hip Hop Festival. With vendors, children’s activities, and live music galore, it’s sure to be a day filled with fun and festivities for all!

Ghost Mountain Film Screening/Q&A

Brace yourself for an unforgettable journey as we present the screening of “Ghost Mountain”! Follow the incredible story of Bunseng Taing, a resilient Cambodian refugee who triumphed over unimaginable horrors to find sanctuary in Connecticut. Discover his gripping tale, including a harrowing escape from the Killing Fields and a lesser-known ordeal. Stick around for a captivating Q&A session with Mae Bunseng Taing and James Taing, authors of “Under the Naga Tail.” Join us for an evening of inspiration and reflection!

Fair Haven Day

Get ready to celebrate the heart and soul of Fair Haven at Fair Haven Day! Join us for a vibrant parade and festival honoring our diverse community, local artists, and entrepreneurs. Kick off the festivities with the lively Fair Haven Community Parade, led by the Mary Wade Home. Then, immerse yourself in a day of fun-filled activities at the Arts & Ideas Fair Haven Neighborhood Festival. It’s a day packed with joy, creativity, and community spirit – see you there!


‘Habibi’, an award-winning story of a forbidden love in Gaza, shot in Palestine. ‘Habibi Rasak Kharban’ (Darling, Something’s Wrong with Your Head) is a dramatic feature that tells the story of a forbidden love in Gaza. The film is a modern re-telling of the famous ancient Sufi parable ‘Majnun Layla’. Screening in WLH room 119 with a discussion with Director Susan Youssef to follow.

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