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Philly musician and activist Sudan Green is organizing Spirits Up!, a series of events throughout the week to provide a safe space and community healing for those protesting and standing up against injustice and for the Philadelphia Black community as a whole.

Green is working with Little Giant Creative and Councilwoman Cherelle Parker to make the series happen. Each day this week, leading up to Juneteenth on Friday, Spirits Up! will make space for yoga, meditation, arts and guest speakers at locations including Rittenhouse Square, Logan Circle and Vernon Park. Friday’s culminating event at Malcolm X Park will celebrate Black freedom.

“Spirits Up offers a safe space for protesters to heal from the trauma experienced on the streets [recently],” Green told Blavity. “The 5-day event serves to ease and unite our collective consciousness so the Black community can continue to obtain the rights we deserve.”

He added, “My city was broken, in a broken country. I felt that no protest was healing us from this multi-generational wound of racism… We will fill the airwaves with words more positive than ‘We can’t breathe,’ and ‘We have no justice.’ We will call justice to us, ‘We want justice,’ and raising Spirits Up!”

Find more information at spiritsup.life. Masks are required at Spirits Up! events and yoga mats will be spaced at least six feet apart for the safety of attendees.

Sudan recently released a new single, also called “Spirits Up!,” in memory of a friend who was killed. Watch the video below.

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