The Voice of a Community, Part II: A Talk With Devin Allen and Fellow Activists
Join for a community conversation on continuing towards solutions to rebuild Baltimore. The conversation is led by Devin Allen, the photographer whose photographs of the protests in Baltimore in spring 2015 went viral, with one ultimately being named a Top 10 Cover of 2015 of TIME Magazine. Allen is joined by fellow activists JC Faulk, Michael Wood, Kwame Rose, and Tawanda Jones. Author and activist Kondwani Fidel, who City Paper has hailed as a "poet laureate," performs a spoken word presentation. Students of Augusta Fells Savage High School and Connextion High School also give live theatrical performances in response to the uprising. There will be opportunities to explore Allen’s exhibit with the artist in a meet-and-greet following the performances.
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Schedule of Events
|1-2pm||A community conversation with Devin Allen and friends|
|2:30-3:10pm||Performances by Augusta Fells Savage High School and Connextion High School. The Positive Social Change Theater/Performing Arts Program of Augusta Fells Savage High School presents a work in progress entitled "Da Up Raise: A Choreopoem" that combines spoken word, dance, and song in a theatrical conversation to achieve healing, understanding and hope. "Zombie" addresses the recent Baltimore uprising and the general lack of knowledge and self esteem that plagues our people today. The young people encourage the audience to "Follow the drum!" This choreopoem style piece fuses theatre, music and dance with Fela Kuti's "Zombie" as the backdrop to enlighten and entertain.|
|3:30pm||Spoken Word with Kondwani Fidel|