Freedom Seder Revisited Is Back In Person!
First Person Arts is thrilled to return to The Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History for its Freedom Seder Revisited programming. Our Applied Storytelling team led by Dr. Neil Bardhan has provided storytelling coaching to the storytellers. This program is presented by the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History in partnership with First Person Arts, Jews In ALL Hues, PHonk! Philly, and Theatre Ariel.
From the Weitzman museum:
As many Jews prepare for Passover, the most widely celebrated Jewish holiday, we invite people of all backgrounds to join us for a Passover seder-inspired evening with good food and conversation. Instead of a traditional seder, the retelling of the Exodus story will be substituted with an artfully curated lineup of storytellers, speakers, and songsters whose presentations will reflect Passover themes such as freedom and “welcoming the stranger.”
Story and song selections will tie to Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms posters which are currently featured in the Weitzman Museum’s special exhibition, The Future Will Follow the Past: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz. One of the central tenets of Passover (and history museums!) is understanding the meaning of the past in our lives today. The Weitzman’s current exhibition explores this idea through Rockwell’s Four Freedoms, first articulated by Franklin D. Roosevelt: Freedom of Speech, Freedom from Fear, Freedom of Worship, and Freedom from Want. The posters appear alongside contemporary works on the same themes by other artists.
This annual event is inspired by the historic 1969 Freedom Seder, where hundreds of people of all backgrounds gathered to explore and celebrate freedom in the context of the civil rights movement. This communal event invites you to our table for an evening commemoration, stories, performances, and community exploration of freedom in America today.
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*Kosher food to be provided by Panache Catering
Safety / Covid 19:
Masking in the museum is recommended, not required.
Member price - $25
Non Member Price - $36