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The Alchemy of Change: A Parable Becoming, the Convening

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


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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123 West Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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