The Story Collection Project

National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center 1350 Brush Row Road, Wilberforce, OH, USA Open in Google Map
1 pm - 2:30 pm
General Admission - Free

How has food insecurity affected you, your family, and your neighbors? Do you live in a food desert, meaning you live in an area where it is difficult to buy affordable, good-quality fresh food? Are you a farmer or gardener that has donated your extra crops to food banks or your community? Then we want to hear your stories!

The Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice Artist in Residence, Ms. Omope Carter Daboiku, will lead The Story Collection Project community meeting on Sat., May 14, at 1 p.m. at the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center (NAAMCC), 1350 Brush Row Rd., in Wilberforce. Museum admission is free to meeting participants. Adults and teens 13 + are invited to participate in a fun, facilitated 90-minute Story Circle during the May 14 event.

Bringing together stories from rural and urban communities, multiple generations, and three counties, this program will culminate in a performance-crafted from these stories of resilience, food, and land. Participant stories will be audio-recorded and made into a digital anthology and a dynamic public performance schedule for fall 2022. This series, funded in partnership with the Ohio Arts Council, will be led by Omope Carter Daboiku, Agraria’s first Artist in Residence. Daboiku is a life-long cultural geographer, wordsmith, and storyteller. Register for the May 14 event by calling NAAMCC at 800.752.2603 ext. 0. Space is limited. Questions? Contact Omope Carter Daboiku at [email protected]

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