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RAISIN Community Conversation around Diasporic Theater & the Power of Black Narratives



Landecker Democracy Fellow Asha Iman Veal has joined forces with the 6018 North experimental arts and culture space in Chicago, where her new exhibition entitled RAISIN will take place this fall. This exhibition is a partner project of the Chicago Architecture Biennial 2021 and will feature over 30 tremendous artists.

Aside from the exhibition itself, Asha is organizing several accompanying events. One of them is this a Community Conversation, scheduled for September 16. The event will be moderated by Tracie Hall, Executive Director of the American Library Association. It will feature Josette Bushell-Mingo OBE, Principal of The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (UK); Ken-Matt Martin, Artistic Director Victory Gardens Theater (Chicago), Uriara Maciel, Artistic Director of Anastacia Berlin Schwarze-Frauen-Theatergruppe (Berlin); Willa Taylor, Director of Education and Community Engagement at Goodman Theatre (Chicago);  and finally Rohan Ayinde, RAISIN artist and interdisciplinary poet (UK).

The online event is scheduled for September 16 at 10:30pm CEST / 4:30pm EDT. For more information click here, to register click here. For more information about the RAISIN exhibition at 6018 North House Museum, which runs from September 17 through December 18, 2021, please visit here.

Asha Iman is one of thirty Landecker Democracy Fellows. This fellowship, a collaboration between the Alfred Landecker Foundation and Humanity in Action, was created to strengthen a new generation of leaders whose approaches to political and social challenges can become catalysts for democratic placemaking and community building. Read more about the fellowship here.