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The Heimark Artist-in-Residence’s Black Spatial Relics Project presents, #DignityInProcess (Providence RI

  • John Nicolas Brown Center for the Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage 357 Benefit Street Providence, RI (map)

This Event is Free and Open to the Public

Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice
Brown University Commencement Activities

Wednesday & Thursday

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.

John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities & Cultural Heritage, 357 Benefit Street.