Storytelling/Folklore Festival: Remembrance and Renewal
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2021- SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2021
PRESENTED BY THE PROCESS SERIES, THE DEPARTMENT OF AMERICAN STUDIES, THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION
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A festival featuring diverse, nationally known storytellers (in addition a faculty and student storyteller). Recognizing the power and potential of storytelling in its many forms at this pivotal moment in American culture and politics, the Process Series in partnership with UNC American Studies will present a Storytelling Festival February 17th – 21st 2021, drawing on the skills of some of the nation’s most prominent and diverse storytelling practitioners.
The Festival will feature both traditional and contemporary stories from nationally and locally
known storytellers. The programming will focus on diverse voices, all addressing these ideas: How can storytelling illuminate the world as it exists now?; Can storytelling build community and create cultural and institutional change?; What can a community do to invite a diversity of voices to share personal and cultural stories that have shaped the way they live and the way we understand others?; Can Storytelling be an effective platform to battle systemic racism?
Visiting storytellers include Dovie Thomason, Andrew Ali Aghapour, Senora Lynch (2007 Heritage Award Winner), Milbre Burch (Grammy-nominated), and others. There will also be featured faculty and student storytellers including Samuel R. Gates and Daniel Reyes.
Learn more about the storytellers and event here.