Call for Art and Race Amity Conference Scholarship

For the third year, Artists Building Capacity as World Citizens is happy to highlight the “United Nations International Decade for People of African Decent 2015 – 2024” by offering four Call for Art and Race Amity Conference scholarships on the theme of “Race Amity: Finding Our Paths in Bridging the Racial Divide”.

Scholarships will assist four recipients to attend the 2019 National Center for Race Amity Conference in Quincy, MA and the creation of an original work of art in response to the conference. Applications must be submitted by November 3, 2019.

Click here to Apply, for Guidelines, and Scholarship information

2019 National Race Amity Conference – “Finding Our Paths in Bridging the Racial Divide”

November 21- 23, 2019 at the Boston Marriott, Quincy, MA

The National Race Amity Conference offers participants positive, focused opportunities for intimate discussion circles, interactive panels, and informative sessions on a variety of topics central to the main theme of race amity.

The National Race Amity Conference is organized around presentations in the arts, business, community service, education, entertainment, government, media communications, law, spirituality, and sports.

For more information on the Conference: https://raceamity.org/race-amity-conferences/

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Exploring Cross-Cultural Communication, Diversity and Unity via Lakota Heritage

During May of 2019, Artists Building Capacity as World Citizens sponsored visits to two New Hampshire schools by National Heritage Fellow, master flute artist, and traditional storyteller Kevin Locke.

Kevin uses his Lakota heritage to encourage the welcoming of diversity, communicating across cultures and uniting in peaceful co-existence. Through his workshops and interactive presentations, Kevin works with teachers and curriculum to enhance students’ understanding of these challenges through the use of a variety of artistic media, and the unique historical and cultural contributions of indigenous peoples.

Storytelling with Lakota hoop dances at Seacoast Charter School (Photo ©2019 Glenn Scott Egli)

About 300 students and their teachers welcomed Kevin to the Seacoast Charter School in Dover, where his performance addressed concepts of unity and oneness. In a session with third- and fourth-graders, he shared indigenous music, sign language, prayer songs in the Lakota language, stories, history, and a traditional visionary hoop dance, which represents the roles and responsibilities that all human beings have within the hoops (circles) of life.

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