"Wa Na Wari creates space for
Black ownership, possibility, and belonging
through art, historic preservation, and connection."
A portion of profits from 4rth quarter 2021 retail sales profit was
donated to support WA NA WARI.
"Frank Green had a dream. When he moved from Arkansas to Seattle, he wanted his extended family to always experience belonging. In 1951, Frank and his wife Goldyne purchased their second home, 911 24th Ave, in the Central District, Seattle’s historically Black neighborhood. From the early 1960s to 2013, the house was filled with multiple generations of the extended Green family and their friends, echoing with the sounds of Black joy, community organizing, and children at play. Today, the house is the home of Wa Na Wari, a center for Black art and belonging, co-founded on April 5th, 2019, by four artists - Inye Wokoma (Frank and Goldyne Green’s grandson), Elisheba Johnson, Rachel Kessler, and Jill Freidberg. "
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A total of $465.00 was contributed on behalf of Emerson Salon as it represented around 20-30% of net profits from online and in store retail sales.
"You are not just purchasing hair productsa at Emerson Salon- you are supporting the culmination of a more just and supportive world of marginalized communities and/or the Personal Services Industry!"
-owner of Emerson Salon, D'Arcy Harrison