This spring, the Sonya Haynes Stone Center will collaborate with University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty, staff and five community partners to present “Telling Our Stories of Home: Exploring and Celebrating Changing African Diaspora Communities.” The two week event held March 31 to April 2 and April 6 to 8, will highlight and celebrate the talents of women from Africa and the African diaspora focusing on the theme of home – what is home; where is home; returning home; uprooted from home. Artists from the U.S., Brazil, India, Uganda, Rwanda and the U.K. will explore the many methods of sharing stories including such genres as drama, spoken word, poetry, film and video, dance, music and visual art. The event will include scholarly panels, performances and workshops culminating with a community celebration of these women and their works.
Events will take place at the Stone Center and the Center for Dramatic Art at UNC. For a detailed schedule of events, please visit the Stone Center’s website or call 919.962.9001.
This event is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.