And Still I Rise: Exploring African-Heritage Stories of Resilience and Determination

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Thursday November 14, 2019
      11:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Location: Student Center, Under the Couch
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  • Fee(s):
    N/A
  • Extras:
    Free food
Contact

If you have any questions, please contact Christen Smiley at christen.smiley@gatech.edu

Summaries

Summary Sentence: Performance Duo Emily Lansana and Zahra Baker of “In the Spirit” guide participants through discovering and celebrating the rich heritage of African-Heritage storytelling with focus on the resilience often needed to survive and thrive.

Full Summary: Performance Duo Emily Lansana and Zahra Baker of “In the Spirit” guide participants through discovering and celebrating the rich heritage of African-Heritage storytelling with focus on the resilience often needed to survive and thrive. The soulful slate of storytellers include legendary story elder, Akbar Imhotep, solo performance artist Caleb Brown, Atlanta Moth GrandSlam Champion, Cola Rum, and a host of other extraordinary storytellers. Musical interludes will abound, and light refreshments will be served. 

Performance Duo Emily Lansana and Zahra Baker of “In the Spirit” guide participants through discovering and celebrating the rich heritage of African-Heritage storytelling with focus on the resilience often needed to survive and thrive. The soulful slate of storytellers include legendary story elder, Akbar Imhotep, solo performance artist Caleb Brown, Atlanta Moth GrandSlam Champion, Cola Rum, and a host of other extraordinary storytellers. Musical interludes will abound, and light refreshments will be served. 

Georgia Tech's Transformative Narratives initiative is designed to enhance self-awareness, increase cultural competence, and connect us through the sharing of diverse identities, experiences, and perspectives. Events are free and open to faculty, staff, students, and invited guests from the greater Atlanta community.

To register, please visit: https://sdie.gatech.edu/and-still-i-rise-exploring-african-heritage-stories-resilience-and-determination.

For a full list of this year's Storytelling Crawl events, please visit: https://sdie.gatech.edu/transformative-narratives-storytelling-crawl.

Additional Information

In Campus Calendar
Yes
Groups

Institute Diversity, Staff Diversity, Arts @ Tech

Invited Audience
Faculty/Staff, Postdoc, Public, Graduate students, Undergraduate students
Categories
Arts and Performance
Keywords
Transformative Narratives Storytelling Crawl 2019 GRIOT
Status
  • Created By: tjohnson372
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Oct 16, 2019 - 10:29am
  • Last Updated: Nov 14, 2019 - 10:28am