On Saturday, March 5, the Garinagu Houngua Planning Committee will host a free public workshop about Garifuna culture from both a contemporary and historical perspective. The workshop will be held at Casa Latina at 317 17th Ave S beginning at 4 p.m. The workshop will feature a panel of experts on Garifuna culture, which is the ethnic group of African and Indigenous-descended people living in northern Central America. It will also feature live Garifuna music. The workshop is being organized by members of the local Garifuna community. This event is part of an 11-week series of workshops about Garifuna language and culture which is being supported by a Neighborhood Matching Fund Small and Simple Award of $25,000. For more information on the event, call 206-851-6925 or go to www.garinaguhoungua.org.