Come out and enjoy FOOD, FUN, LIVE PERFORMANCES, OPEN-MIC & MORE at the Indigenous Peoples Heritage Society annual Summer celebration, the Summer Solstice Jam, June 22nd, 2013 at The Rotunda. We will be focusing on Health, Wellness & Survival at this event and presenters with that information will be erecting tables with literature, dvd's, and signing people up for Wellness & Survival workshops.
June 21st, 2013 is the last day of school for all Philadelphia School District students. The Summer Solstice Jam will occur the following day (June 22nd, 2013). We know and understand the need for young peoples to be engaged in healthy activities that peak and maintain their interest. We will reach out to the young people in our community before they begin to wander the streets aimlessly; in order that we may plant the seeds of progress and prevention in them.
MEANING OF THE SUMMER SOLSTICE
The summer solstice marks the first day of the summer season. This is when Earth has her longest day in the Northern Hemisphere as it enters the astronomical constellation of Cancer. The Summer Solstice Jam is the cultural observation and expression by indigenous peoples from Coquannock [Philadelphia] of this celestial event.