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The Alchemy of Change: A Parable Becoming, the Convening

April 14, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Free

Join Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely for a community song circle, featuring the many people with whom Toshi Reagon has collaborated in her time as a Carolina Performing Arts Mellon Foundation DisTIL fellow. This convening will feature music based on Act 1 of Octavia E. Butler’s Parable Of The Soweras well as new original songs inspired by Reagon’s time in North Carolina. Each participant will address an environmental or social issue related to their expertise and research that is salient in the worlds of both Parable and the Triangle region today.


This event is part of The Alchemy of Change Festival hosted by activist, musician, and Carolina Performing Arts Mellon Foundation DisTIL fellow Toshi Reagon. Learn more about other events during the April 12 – 14 festival, Toshi’s fellowship, and her April 13 concert at UNC’s Memorial Hall.




Featured in this song circle:


Linda Beeber, Professor, Nursing, UNC


Todd BenDor, Professor, City and Regional Planning, UNC


Nikki Brown, SpiritHouse


Alexis P. Gumbs


Tia Hall, SpiritHouse


Mya Hunter, SpiritHouse


Sarah Long, Masters, UNC City and Regional Planning


Solanke Omimuyegun, SpiritHouse


Danielle Purifoy, UNC Postdoctoral Fellow in Geography


Mashallah Salaam, Bachelors, UNC


Danielle Spurlock, UNC Assistant Professor in City and Regional Planning


Sangodare Roxanne Wallace


Courtney Woods, Associate Professor, Public Health, UNC


Nia Wilson, SpiritHouse

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CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio
123 West Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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