In light of Governor Inslee’s and King County Public Health’s declarations this morning restricting public gatherings, LANGSTON has decided to postpone all upcoming programs and events through April 2020. This includes our 17th annual Seattle Black Film Festival, which was scheduled for April 23-26, 2020.
We are currently working to reschedule most of our programs, and have already scheduled new dates for the film festival. The Seattle Black Film Festival is now scheduled for July 9-12, 2020, in the hopes that the worst of this will be behind us by then. We have also decided to cancel the remainder of the Afro Modern Funk dance classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. These classes will resume for the next session in May.
While it breaks our heart to postpone so much, we feel like we have no choice but to make this call, given the uncertainty of the ongoing public health risks and potential added restrictions from the government. State and local restrictions are initially in place for just the remainder of March, but there is a real possibility that this could be extended into April. We understand that these measures are necessary and will hopefully greatly reduce the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak locally and beyond. We thank all of you for doing what you can to help reduce the impact of this outbreak and the response. We are all in this together.
We appreciate all of your support and we will continue to share updates as we have them. Please stay connected with us via our website and social media for up-to-date information and feel free to reach out if you have any specific questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tim & Jazmyn
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The man for which the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (LHPAI) was named and where we carry out the majority of our work, is our constant inspiration. LANGSTON is dedicated to cultivating and showcasing Black brilliance in our community.
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