This Event is Free and Open to the Public
Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice
Brown University Commencement Activities
Rooted in their artistic research in Afro-Indigenous Liberatory Practice, Heimark Artist-in-Resident ChE Ware has developed a new art action about the Nightingale Brown House’s and Brown University’s relationship to slavery. Transforming the house into a social justice theatre and ring shout ceremony, this #DignityInProcess art action is an immersive, site-specific participatory performance ritual. Weaving between rooms, this multidisciplinary experience is articulated as feet pounding, percussive gestures of Afro-Contemporary choreography, storytelling, and procession. This performance makes the Afro-Indigenous medicine of the ring shout visible as a tool for activism, community dialogue, and healing. #DignityInProcess was made possible through the support of the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities & Cultural Heritage, the Heimark Artist-in-Residence Program, and the Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice.
George Houston Bass Performing Art Space, Churchill House, 155 Angell Street.