My Vermont Eyes: Opening Reception
Come meet and greet our Artist-in-Residence and enjoy a short performance.
Hear poetry and stories about Black American Migrations: Rural to Urban and South to North within the United States featuring Dr. Jolivette Anderson-Douoning. The public is invited to experience Dr. Jolivette's Poetry Theater with a story about growing up in Louisiana, living in Mississippi, Indiana, and eventually becoming a proud resident of Vermont. Her stories connect to the history of African Americans from the 1700s to the present and touches on the relationships between Black Americans and recent Black / African immigrants from other parts of the world, specifically West Africa.
Refreshments will be served.
The Reception will be held in the Main Lobby.
For a sampling of Dr. Jolivette's reading poetry, check out this video of the Feb. 1 devotional at the Vermont Statehouse for the beginning of Black History Month. The reading runs from the beginning of the video to minute 3:36. The poems are My Migration Part 1 by Jolivette Anderson-Douoning and "Midway" by Naomi Long Madgett.