Juneteenth Tea and Couture
Film Screening and Etiquette Demonstration 7~8:30 PM, June 13, 2023 Free Admission Two hours of validated parking is available for all library users. To receive validation, scan the parking garage ticket at the kiosk located on the first floor, prior to closure at 8:00 pm.
Time & Location
Jun 13, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Auditorium, Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, USA
About the event
From the customs developed during the eras of slavery and Reconstruction to the evolution of modern-day manners, we will discover the resilience, elegance, and grace that have shaped African American etiquette throughout the years.
Next, we will immerse ourselves in the captivating world of African American tea ceremonies. With origins tracing back to the West African tea traditions, we will explore the symbolic meaning behind the art of tea preparation, the significance of specific teas, and the etiquette surrounding tea service. Through insightful presentations and demonstrations, our tea experts will guide us in understanding the cultural significance of this cherished ritual within African American communities.
As the event unfolds, we will pay homage to the trailblazing Ebony Fashion Fair, a pioneering platform that revolutionized the fashion industry and celebrated African American style and beauty.
Our two video presentations will be followed by a Q&A and demonstration of distinct African American etiquette customs, gestures, and phrases. Come be a part of this introductory presentation in advance of our major events later in the week. (African American Heritage https://www.internationalpeacegardens.org/africanamericanheritage.)