Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
You will not want to miss our Guest Speaker: Vanessa Johnson, Griot (storyteller in the West African tradition) doing a dramatic reading about modern day human trafficking, also featuring youth from Gage’s Girl Ambassadors Program, Gage Drama Docent and Syracuse’s “Pretty Girls Rock” Organization.
There will also be a discussion about Juneteenth – lead by Michelle Malone of the Syracuse Juneteenth Committee.
In addition, we are pleased to have Mardea Warner, Artist in Residence, telling the story of Gage’s Underground Railroad Room, and Mary Stanley, talking about the Syracuse Stories Project.
Light refreshments will be served.
Overflow parking is in the nearby United Church of Fayetteville lot. Accessible drop-off may be made at the Center’s entrance on Walnut Street.
This program is free and open to the public.
Matilda Joslyn Gage Center
210 E. Genesee St.
Fayetteville, NY 13066
“Significant Souls” is made possible with support from the IDEAS Implementation Fund, which provides grants to implement strategies derived from the IDEAS Collaborative (Initiative to Develop and Engage Audiences in Syracuse). IDEAS seeks to strengthen the connection between the community and arts, culture, and heritage organizations by engaging audiences, fostering collaboration, identifying the arts as an economic engine, and developing cooperative marketing and communications strategies. IDEAS is funded by the Allyn Foundation, the Central New York Community Foundation, the Gifford Foundation, The Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation, the John Ben Snow Foundation, and the Trust for Cultural Resources of the County of Onondaga.