Power of Storytelling, Roots of Resistance (Fairfax County Public Library) - VIRTUAL - Montgomery Blair High School PTSA

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Power of Storytelling, Roots of Resistance (Fairfax County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

March 30 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Diane Macklin explores the role of folktales as a means of resistance and liberation from the day African peoples stepped upon the shores of the Americas. The Br’er Rabbit and High John stories were told between adults, not as simplistic tales to entertain children. Through narrative, she will introduce the audience to an American folk hero, High John, and illuminate the infantilizing of stories that gave hope to masses, generation after generationAn invitation to join this presentation will be emailed 1 day prior to the event. Adults.

Diane Macklin, Storyteller has a background in education, theatre, dance, and cultural mediation. She focuses on storytelling as a transformative and healing art form. She has performed from Massachusetts to California for venues such as Cincinnati’s Playhouse in the Park, National Association of Black Storytellers, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, International Storytelling Festival’s Exchange Place, National Docent Symposium, and many more. As a performer, certified educator, and teaching artist, Diane believes in “Making a Difference, One Story at a Time!”


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