Cultural Dialogue: Creating Safe Spaces Through the Arts
Speaker: Thabi Moyo, digitalindiegirl.com
A conversation about how the arts creates a safe space for cultural dialogue that is constructive and can inspire a community to move toward greater understanding and acceptance.
About the speaker: At my root, I’m an organizer. My skill set includes a wealth of experience in event coordination, film production, photography, and tour management. My background intertwines the rich strands of African culture, courtesy of Zimbabwe, with the heritage of the black American experience into a vibrant tapestry woven on the cusp of the fertile Mississippi delta.
While focusing on a career in film at the esteemed Howard University, I was dually influenced by the dynamic confluence of art and culture of the surrounding metropolitan Washington, DC area.
After graduation and five-year stint in New York, I returned home inspired with the self-assigned task of gradually transforming Jackson into one of the preeminent artistic and cultural hubs of the South. I also decided to make it my business to develop art that skillfully instigates dialogue on the hot button topic of race relations along the way.
Digital Indie Girl is set to be an unprecedented force to be reckoned with in the realms of art and culture. I’m developing a soul-shockin’, body-rockin’ brand that will serve as an umbrella for creatives and artists to be represented and be themselves. Yeah, I wear a lot of hats. But trust me when I say that it’s all out of necessity.
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Time: 11:45 AM to 1 PM
Date: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Location: Mississippi Arts Center; 201 E. Pascagoula St., Jackson, MS
Admission: $12 ($10 for members)
Members and non-members are encouraged to attend and bring guests. The cost is $12 per person ($10 for current members), payable on site by cash, credit card or check the day of the program, and includes lunch catered by Broad Street Bakery.
The Mississippi Arts Center is the former Mississippi Museum of Art at Lamar and Pascagoula, next to the Planetarium. We meet on the second floor, which is elevator-accessible. Call 601-960-1500 for more information on the Center.
Casual or business casual attire is recommended.