Jun 25, 2019 6:00 PM

Sandler Training - Sales Matters, the host of Raleigh Business & Sales Pros Networking powered by Rockstar Connect, invites you to an evening of Rockstar Connect networking at Yard House on Tuesday, June 25th, 6 PM to 8 PM. It is a mix-and-mingle, after-hours business networking event and all may attend. Unlike other evening networking events, admission is free of charge, there are no boring speakers and no one is trying to sell you anything. Bring your old friends, make new friends and create your next meaningful business connection. Yard House is providing complimentary finger foods on a first come first served basis as well as the free event space. Attendees are encouraged to reciprocate the venue’s generosity by making a beverage purchase and by tipping their servers. It is the Rockstar thing to do. Feel free to come early for dinner, or stay after for drinks.  Rockstar Connect events are held in hundreds of cities around the United States and Canada and hundreds of thousands of networkers attend Rockstar Connect events every year. Our hosts believe that you have to give in order to get, which is why they organize this monthly event to support their local business community. Direct all questions to Rockstar Connect: 1 (800) 205-2327.  Susan Sykes https://www.salesmatters.sandler.com/ Rockstar Connecthttps://www.rockstarconnect.com/ All attendees are welcome, either living in or visiting the Greater Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina area: Wake Forest, NC, Raleigh, NC, Garner, NC, Clayton, NC, Cary, NC, Durham, NC, Apex, NC, Holly Springs, NC, Henderson, NC, Smithfield, NC, Fuquay-Varina, NC, Wilson, NC, Chapel Hill, NC, Carrboro, NC, Rocky Mount, NC, Lassiter, NC, Walkers Crossroads, NC, Fowlers Crossroads, NC, Barham, NC, Wake Crossroads, NC, Forestville, NC, Six Forks Crossroads, NC, Wyatt, NC, Wake Forest, NC, Riley Hill, NC, Harris Crossroads, NC, Riley, NC, Neuse Crossroads, NC, Hopkins, NC, Neuse, NC, Falls, NC, Youngsville, NC

Jun 27, 2019 6:00 PM

Fonville Morisey Triangle Specialists, the hosts of North Raleigh Networking powered by Rockstar Connect, invite you to an evening of Rockstar Connect networking at the Carolina Ale House on Thursday, June 27th, 6 PM to 8 PM. It is a mix-and-mingle, after-hours business networking event and all may attend. Unlike other evening networking events, admission is free of charge, there are no boring speakers and no one is trying to sell you anything. Bring your old friends, make new friends and create your next meaningful business connection. Carolina Ale House is providing the free event space. Attendees are encouraged to reciprocate the venue’s generosity by making a beverage purchase and by tipping their servers. It is the Rockstar thing to do. Feel free to come early for dinner, or stay after for drinks. Rockstar Connect events are held in hundreds of cities around the United States and Canada and hundreds of thousands of networkers attend Rockstar Connect events every year. Our hosts believe that you have to give in order to get, which is why they organize this monthly event to support their local business community. Direct all questions to Rockstar Connect: 1 (800) 205-2327.  Warren Sumner, Fonville Morisey Triangle Specialistshttps://www.raleighwakeforesthomes.com/staff/warren-Sumner Rockstar Connecthttps://www.rockstarconnect.com/ All attendees are welcome, either living in or visiting the Greater Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina area: Wake Forest, NC, Raleigh, NC, Garner, NC, Clayton, NC, Cary, NC, Durham, NC, Apex, NC, Holly Springs, NC, Henderson, NC, Smithfield, NC, Fuquay-Varina, NC, Wilson, NC, Chapel Hill, NC, Carrboro, NC, Rocky Mount, NC, Lassiter, NC, Walkers Crossroads, NC, Fowlers Crossroads, NC, Barham, NC, Wake Crossroads, NC, Forestville, NC, Six Forks Crossroads, NC, Wyatt, NC, Wake Forest, NC, Riley Hill, NC, Harris Crossroads, NC, Riley, NC, Neuse Crossroads, NC, Hopkins, NC, Neuse, NC, Falls, NC, Youngsville, NC

Jun 24, 2019 10:00 AM

The Summer Poetry Project is an arts enrichment program for middle and high school students. The focus builds on the theme of "personal expression and identity", combining creative writing, performance/public speaking, hands-on poetry collage making and a poetry slam. Participating students will sharpen their skills and interests around poetry and literary arts.  The program is composed of a 5-day session starting Monday, June 24 to Friday, June 28, 2019, starting daily at 10 am to 1 pm. The 5-day session ends with a Poetry Slam in the evening. Lunch will be provided.  ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR PHILLIP SHABAZZ is a poet, writer, and teaching artist. Shabazz is the author of three poetry collections, Freestyle and Visitation, and XYZoom, and Flames in the Fire. He is also the author of a novel in verse, When the Grass Was Blue. His poetry has been included in the anthologies, Literary Trails of the North Carolina Piedmont: A Guidebook, and Home Is Where: African-American Poetry from the Carolinas. Some of the journals his poems have appeared in include The American Voice, Obsidian, and The Louisville Review.  His work, which explores issues of community and culture in America, has been acclaimed by the media, critics, and audiences across North Carolina. His writing expresses diverse points of view, from poems about family and friends challenged by the complexities of life, to narratives that celebrate human possibilities. Educators have called him, “One of the most inspiring individuals in the arts.” In an effort to get students excited about creative writing, Shabazz encourages them to be empowered by their own words and expression. Teachers have commented, “His methods succeed in showing students how to use poetry as a tool of learning and communication. His teaching style is engaging, fun, and direct.”  The North Carolina Arts Council nominated him for the prestigious William C. Friday Fellowship for human relations, praising his contributions to arts education—as a blend of imagination, experience, and upbeat sensitivity. As writer and teacher, Mr. Shabazz has created a series of ongoing creative writing workshops for many which he calls "Living Words." Shabazz has worked as an activist, a publisher, and was Duke University’s third Artist-in-Residence at the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture. Currently he works as poet-in-the-schools of North Carolina, leading creative writing workshops across the state. He has taught at over 400 schools, conferences, and community centers. Prior to this, he was on the artist roster with the Durham Arts Council. He has also been a visiting writer at many colleges and universities including UNC-Chapel Hill, Elon, Winthrop, Warren Wilson, and the Writers' Series at Appalachian State. Shabazz currently lives in Chapel Hill, NC, and continues to reach approximately 12,000 people annually through his work as a poet, teacher, and writer in the community at-large. Visit www.flamesinthefireps.com for more information about the poet/writer.

Jun 28, 2019 9:00 AM

Featuring Keynote Session with Paper Monuments’ Sue Mobley and Panels/Workshops with Monument Lab National Fellows Join Monument Lab for our first annual meeting featuring panels and workshops with our National Fellows and guest collaborators from around the country. The daylong gathering ends with a Town Hall focused on the momentum, milestones, challenges, and next steps for the critical monument movement today. Motivated by recent debates and upheavals in cities such as Charlottesville, Chicago, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and Richmond, the Town Hall centers around a guiding question: Who Decides the Fate of Public Space? In conversation with our national fellows, whose groundbreaking work has sparked new possibilities for monuments in these cities and beyond, attendees will explore approaches for those seeking to tackle, topple, and reframe history in public space. Together, we will investigate power and process through stories of social justice and equity. Monument Lab National Fellows: Arielle Brown (Philadelphia), Cheyenne Concepcion (San Francisco), Free Egunfemi (Richmond), Joel Garcia (Los Angeles), Gina Balamucki and Maya Little of Take Action Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill), Kayinsola Anifowoshe, Zhahna Bryant (Charlottesville), and Anaya Patrice Frazier, Danielle Nolen, and Aliyah Young of A Long Walk Home’s Girl/Friends (Chicago). Monument Lab Town Hall is presented with support from the Surdna Foundation and in collaboration with the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Heim Center for Cultural and Civic Engagement at Parkway Central Library. Free and Open to the Public • Complimentary Breakfast and Lunch Provided Learn more at monumentlab.com Partners: Slought, The Free Library of Philadelphia, the Fabric Workshop and Museum, and For Freedoms Funders: Surdna Foundation The Surdna Foundation seeks to foster sustainable communities in the United States — communities guided by principles of social justice and distinguished by healthy environments, strong local economies, and thriving cultures. Learn more at www.surdna.org. Schedule 9:00–9:30 AM Continental Breakfast and Registration 9:30–9:45 AM Welcome Remarks 9:45–10:45 AM Keynote Session: Sue Mobley, Paper Monuments/Colloqate Design (New Orleans) 10:45–12:00 PM Monument Lab Fellows: ProcessParticipants: Arielle Brown (Philadelphia), Cheyenne Concepcion (San Francisco), and Free Egunfemi (Richmond)Moderator: Monique Scott (Philadelphia) 12:00–1:00 PM Lunch Provided 1:00–2:00 PM Monument Lab Fellows: PowerParticipants: Maya Little, Gina Balamucki, and Annie Simpson of Take Action Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill) and Joel Garcia (Los Angeles)Moderator: Sophie Lipman (St. Louis) 2:00-3:00 PM Monument Lab Youth Fellows Arts & Activism ExchangeParticipants: Kanyinsola Anifowoshe (Chicago), Zyahna Bryant (Charlottesville), and Anaya Patrice Frazier, Danielle Nolen, and Aliyah Young of A Long Walk Home’s Girl/Friends (Chicago) 3:00-3:30 PM Coffee/Tea Break 3:30-5:00 PM Town HallGuiding Question: “Who Decides the Fate of Public Space?”Moderated by Paul Farber (Philadelphia) 5:00-5:30 PM Reception Special Offer for Monument Lab Town Hall Attendees:Complimentary tickets for the June 28th evening event Sounding the Ancestors with Sonya Clark, Regina Carter, and Jason Moran are available to Town Hall attendees as long as tickets remain available, thanks to our partners at the Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) and the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP). Registration code: MONULAB (not case sensitive).

Jun 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Dreams 2 Life, Inc. Presents... Jazz 4 Dreams"A Black Tie Affair" Featuring Jazz Recording Artist: Yolanda Rabun & Other Local Musical Talent Friday, June 28, 2019  @ Seven O'Clock in the Evening111 N. Corcoran StreetDurham, NC 27701 Formal Attire Requested Join us on the red carpet for a sophisticated evening of smooth jazz, casino night, a silent art auction and networking. Adults 18+ Only please.  A Fundraiser with Innovation, Inspiration, and Youth Entrepreneurs in Mind. All proceeds from this event will go to Dreams 2 Life, Inc., programs. We are a 501c3 Non-profit organization engaging youth to equip and train next generation entrepreneurs and leaders.  Learn more at www.dreams2life.com . *** We encourage our youth to DREAM BIG. As a corporate  community leader, we welcome your intentional support of our mission.  There are various opportunities to invest in the lives of the youth we serve.  For example,  by sponsoring a youth at various levels of support for their passion to pursue their entrepreneurial and leadership dreams, we believe your tax-deductible funds will ensure successful socio-economic empowerment, and subsequent reciprocity as the students are empowered to achieve their dreams.  Please review the summary details underlying our vision and reach out to Kathleen Lindsay ( [email protected] ) or 919.391.3993 to discuss how your Corporate-level giving and sponsorship can change the trajectory of many middle school and high school students in this region.  Thank you for your careful consideration. As a youth development organization, Dreams 2 Life is focused on entrepreneurship and leadership development programming that will eliminate racial and culturally-motivated access disparities to training that translates into socio-economically empowered young adults.  In short, our activities will provide alternative solutions (i.e. every child's success may look differently in terms of academic achievements), therefore D2L programming will provide access to programs translating to enhanced fiscal responsibility and overall success through sound multi-faceted entrepreneurial and leadership training.  Our programming will teach youth how to build wealth and subsequently break the cycle of systemic poverty.  Dreams 2 Life will engage students on various aspects of their lives through a project-based and team-building learning model based on our five (5) key service areas: Coaching, Mentoring, Cultural Enrichment, Apprenticeships/Internships, and Academic Excellence. (See our website for more details - www.dreams2lifenc.org). We encourage students towards careers in S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math), however, our uniquely designed programs (D.I.C.E. | D-Design, I-Innovation, C-Creativity, E-Evaluation) will produce student experiences that match closely with their skills and passions on a personal and goal-orientation level. Ultimately, our D2L engagement with impacted students will equip them to become problem solving, socio-economically empowered and innovative servant-leaders in our community.  Additionally, with a fitness and wellness component, we will also address some of the health challenges for our youth due to the aforementioned access disparities, while also providing opportunities for students to explore relevant entrepreneurial-based careers, i.e. physical therapists, trainers, or coaching. We will match youth with purposeful (both paid and unpaid) apprenticeships and internship opportunities within our local communities (Durham and Chapel-Hill, North Carolina). Subsequently, community service will be embedded into our culture and all of our program components provide a holistic approach for greater long-term positive outcomes and cyclical impact through reciprocity. Thank you for your investment. The Dreams 2 Life, Inc. Team

Jun 30, 2019 11:00 AM

The sounds of American Blues Music will be rocking in Downtown Hillsborough for July 4th Weekend as the Annual Picnic in the Park concert returns on June 30.  Produced by The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough and Music Maker Relief Foundation, the free concert features four musical acts, food trucks, community groups, kid’s activities and more. It will take place at the Farmers Market Pavilion at River Park on Sunday, June 30 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. The Lineup 11:00 – LIGHTNIN’ WELLS Mike “Lightnin'” Wells brings traditions together in his entertaining, informative and down-home one-man shows. His latest album, titled O Lightnin’ Where Art Thou?, displays his range as never before as he plays and sings his way through songs from early country and bluegrass to blues, gospel, and old time mountain music. Born in West Virginia and largely raised in North Carolina, Lightnin’ was smitten early by the famed WWVA Jamboree radio show out of Wheeling, West Virginia. When his family moved to the Chapel Hill, North Carolina area, he discovered a rich vein of piedmont blues and old time music as well. On this episode of Across the Blue Ridge, we hear selections from the new album, plus an interview and songs from his 2016 appearance at Muddy Creek Music Hall in Winston-Salem, NC. Also on the show, a selection of classic cuts from the three most significant bands in the early history of bluegrass music: Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys; The Stanley Brothers; and Flatt & Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys. There’s some great old time string band music as well from The Reed Island Rounders and The Camp Creek Boys. 12:00 – DEDICATED MEN OF ZION The Dedicated Men of Zion all grew up in the church together in Eastern North Carolina and led by Anthony Daniels. “We were all each others’ fans,” Daniels says, and they jumped at the opportunity to join together. Daniels recalls that music was taken very seriously in his home. His mother taught him to sing in harmony, and by age 7 he led his church’s choir. Each member grew up deeply immersed in song and faith. Together, the Dedicated Men of Zion have recored two albums and are establishing themselves as an emerging group across the state of North Carolina. “We love what we do, we love the purpose,” Daniels says. 1:00 – HARVEY DALTON ARNOLD Harvey Dalton Arnold is a singer, guitarist and North Carolina-native who has a passion for the blues. He sold millions of albums as a member of southern-rock band The Outlaws from 1976-80 and has played at Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall. Harvey performs a left-handed finger-picking style and slide playing on electric and acoustic guitars.Though he made a career of electric rock, his roots are in bluegrass and old country from his upbringing in eastern North Carolina. In 2005, Harvey was diagnosed with head, neck and tongue cancer. After a year of treatment, his health recovered along with his passion for music. He taught himself to talk and sing again, returning to the music of his childhood: the blues. 2:00 – ALABAMA SLIM “I grew up listening to the old blues since I was a child. I spent summers with my grandparents who had a farm. Them old folks would get to moanin’ while they worked, and I just started moanin’ with them. That’s where I learned to sing.” – Alabama Slim Slim grew up playing in juke joints in Alabama and moved to New Orleans in the ‘60s. Since joining MM, his music has been felt at performances in the States and abroad and he has recorded The Mighty Flood, an album featuring Slim & blues guitarist Little Freddie King.   The event will also include community vendors and food from the food trucks Taco Grande, American Meltdown, a Loco Pops.

Jun 22, 2019 6:00 PM

"BLOOM & BOUQUET" A CULINARY LAVENDER & WINE EXPERIENCE DURING THE BLOOMING LAVENDER SEASON ON OUR FARM! WE'LL BE HIGHLIGHTING THE DECADENT FLAVORS OF SPAIN FOR OUR MENU & WINE! Lavender Oaks Farm located in Chapel Hill invites you to our next culinary lavender & wine dinner on Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 from 6-9:30 PM. Enjoy BLOOMING LAVENDER and an extraordinary 4 course culinary lavender inspired menu prepared by Chef Whitney Dane. “Bloom & Bouquet” begins with a cocktail hour overlooking our regal purple lavender,  live music all night by local duo Penny's Bend, lavender cocktails featuring Conniption Gin from Durham Distillery, Craft Beer from Fullsteam Brewery, and a surprise appetizer to tantalize your palette for the evening ahead! We'll gather inside our historic timber frame barn for our 4 course culinary lavender dinner, wine pairings, and a lavender gift for all.  LAVENDER U-PICK: GUESTS ARE INVITED TO CUT THEIR OWN FRESH LAVENDER IN OUR BLOOMING FIELDS!  LAVENDER OAKS FARM SHOPPE: OUR FARM SHOPPE FEATURING OUR MANY HANDMADE LAVENDER PRODUCTS WILL BE OPEN ALL NIGHT AND WE DO ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS, OR CASH.  STARS OF THE EVENING: Chef Whitney Dane: Herbalist and Personal Chef. A classically trained chef and herbalist, Whitney was raised in the LA farm-to-table movementat the iconic Hollywood restaurant AMMO, nurturing celebrities and other industry elite. After launching multiple restaurants in New York, she turned to the private kitchens of her high profile clients. Whitney returned to her roots in NC and continues to use her unique skill set to integrate these traditions and elevate our food consciousness. We are honored to have Whitney as our Chef for this beautiful culinary lavender event! The Menu: We love to let Whitney create our menu and it is always so exciting when she presents her masterpiece of flavors and very creative dishes. We will post the multi-course menu 3 weeks prior to the event. Please see our "Frequently Asked Questions" section below for details on dietary restrictions you may have. Durham Distillery's Conniption "Navy Strength"  Gin: Durham Distillery was voted BEST CRAFT GIN DISTILLERY IN THE US for 2018 by USA Today.  "Conniption Navy Strength Gin" Voted Best American Gin by the World GIN Awards Fullsteam Brewery: Located in Durham, NC, Fullsteam is the only NC brewery to win a "Good Food Award" since its inception. "Southern Basil" is the sixth win for Fullsteam and one of their many fantastic farmhouse ales. We'll have an assortment of their craft beers that "Celebrates the farm and food traditions of the American South." The Wines: We'll taste wines from the Rioja, Catalunya, and other regions of Spain! The wine pairings have been selected to complement each course and will be a beautiful mix of white, red, and sparkling varieties. We will not be selling the wines at this event.   FAQs  Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? You must be 21 years or older to attend this event! How do I sit with my friends? Please email Karen Macdonald at [email protected] at least 7 days in advance the names in your party that you want seated together. We will do our best to accommodate your request, but we hope you'll come with an open heart to meet new people and gather together in friendship.  What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Parking is available on our farm. We do recommend Uber/Lyft or similar transportation to and from this event and guests are welcome to leave their vehicles in our secure parking lot overnight, if needed.   What can I bring into the event? Please DO NOT bring additional alcohol to this event.   How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Please email Karen Macdonald, Owner of Lavender Oaks Farm for questions: [email protected] (please note it is "dot farm" not "dot com). What's the refund policy? This event is non-refundable.   Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? You do not need to bring a printed ticket to this event. We will have your name on our list. Can I update my registration information? Yes, you may email Karen Macdonald, Owner of Lavender Oaks Farm to provide any changes to your registration. The tickets are fully transferrable, but we do need to know the name of the person that will be attending the event. Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable? Yes Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends? Yes, it is ok if another person attends in your place.          

Jun 23, 2019 12:00 PM

Led by Shaina Lynn and Isabel Ivey, La Diáspora de Twerk explores the relationship between traditional New Orleans Bounce and Afro Latin dance. Utilizing social somatic approaches in NOLA Bounce, twerk, Afro Latin dance, and sacred feminine dances to resist the stigmas of mass media twerking, this practice reclaims the dance as a ritual of healing while reuniting the diaspora with the elements of nature. This inquiry is part of The Twerk Series, a sequence of reclamations by Shaina Lynn. Bring a reusable water bottle, sun protection, and dress to move. All levels welcome.  Shaina Lynn is a New Orleans-born, LA-based multimedia artist. Fusing her training in healing modalities such as yoga and meditation with the rich ritual influences of NOLA, Shaina inspires the radical healing of Black women’s past, present, and forevermore. Internationally, Lynn has produced work at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Ludwig Foundation, and Fabrica de Arte. Nationally, her highlights include presenting at REDCAT, DC and New Orleans Fringe Festival, Emerging Artist Theatre, the Hammer Museum and at the Historic Playmakers Theatre as the 2017 Curatorial Fellow at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. theshainalynn.com.  Isabel Ivey is a California-born, LA-based artist honoring her Puerto Rican and African roots as a multimedia artist, performer, and dancer. She also focuses on recycled large scale sculpture throughout her artistic practice. As an active member in the arts community, Isabel has shown work at Fabrica de Arte, Centro Cultural Espanol, Plaza de la Raza, and Imagine Entertainment. Isabel seeks to create community engagement within her work and has dedicated her practice to helping others and making both politically and culturally relevant art. isabelivey.com Join us for a week of contemporary dance open rehearsal, workshops and performances from local choreographers Heyward Bracey & Nguyen Nguyen, Paola Escobar, Maya Gingery, Rebeca Hernandez, DaEun Jung, Shaina Lynn & Isabel Ivey, Carol McDowell, alexx shilling and Christine Suarez, plus Encounter (organized by Mariel Carranza). Beach Dances: Shared Practice is curated by Allison Wyper of Rhizomatic Arts. Explore the full program schedule here. Beach Dances: Shared Practice situates the practice and creation of dance in the daily life of the beach. While the artists work, you are invited into an open-air glimpse of the rehearsal room – and a new perspective on the movements of beachgoers around you. Beach=Culture is a program of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs  #ArtSaMo By registering for this program via this Eventbrite page, you consent to receiving the occasional email about Beach House events from [email protected] or [email protected] You can unsubscribe, or change your preferences at any time using the “unsubscribe” or “manage preferences” links on these emails. Stop by early to save your seat and check out the historic site. Picnickers welcome (no pets, alcohol or glass permitted onsite.)  Tickets are free but space is limited and reservations are required. Arrive by 15 min before start time to retain your reservation. Late seating, even for reservation-holders, is not guaranteed. To adjust or cancel your reservation for this event, email [email protected] We appreciate your keeping in touch! Getting Here: The Beach House is located at 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA 90402 on the west side of Pacific Coast Highway. Enter off PCH at the Beach House Way traffic light. Accessibility: The Annenberg Community Beach House is wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant. If you require any special disability-related accommodations, please contact us at [email protected], call us at (310) 458-8350 or TDD: (310) 458-8696 at least 5 days prior to the event. Parking: The parking rate is Apr-Oct: $12/day or $3/hour; Nov - Mar: $8/day or $3/hour, payable at the park and pay machines in three areas of the ACBH parking lot. Credit cards or exact change only. Handicapped placards and Senior Beach Permits are accepted. For other parking info and lot hours, please check the website for details. Other events: To view & make reservations for future free Beach=Culture events, check annenbergbeachhouse.com/beachculture and santamonica.gov/arts/beach-culture General Info: For hours, events and more, visit annenbergbeachhouse.com, or call (310) 458-4904. Back on the Beach Café hours are subject to change but are generally through 8 pm in the summer and 3 pm in the offseason, call (310) 393-8282 to confirm.

Jun 21, 2019 6:00 PM

LEVITT PAVILION DENVER FREE CONCERT SERIES Who's Bad | The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience with Float Like A Buffalo Presented by FirstBank VIP Upgrades Available Your $30 donation gets you: Access to our seated VIP Patio 2 complimentary drinks Early entry at 5:30pm Premium stage viewing All Ages | General Admission Lawn Doors at 6:00 PM | Show at 7:00 PM This event is Rain or Shine For more information about the artist, please visit: https://www.whosbadmusic.com, https://floatlikeabuffalomusic.com Who's Bad Who’s Bad’s live performance is an unrivaled celebration of pop music’s one true King. Their power-packed performance of Michael Jackson’s expansive catalog has ignited crowds on every continent andcan only be described as a jaw-dropping, musical must-see. As the longest-running Michael Jacksontribute band, and the only one to predate his untimely passing, Who’s Bad has awed even the skeptics,selling out nearly 50 venues in the United Kingdom including London’s O2 in December of 2010, thevenue where the King of Pop was slated to end his career with a 50-show “This Is It” concert series.Beyond this unparalleled achievement, Who’s Bad has checked some of the world’s most famouspavilions off their ‘to-do’ list, selling out their first tour of China with stops at Ningbo’s Grand Theatreand Hunan Grand Theatre in Chengsha. Never neglecting Michael’s U.S. fans, Who’s Bad has packed TheHouse of Blues in Houston, Dallas, and New Orleans; rocked DC’s 930 Club and returned to their nativeChapel Hill, NC boasting larger, more eagerly-awaited performances with every romp around the globe.Sold-out shows from Colorado’s Bluebird Theatre and LA’s Gibson Amphitheatre and Romania’s SalaPalatalui to Teatro do Bourbon Country (Porto Alegre, Brazil) tell the story: no corner of the earth is safefrom this infectious party production. Who’s Bad has earned its name by paying studious attention to Michael Jackson’s every original grooveand gravity-defying dance move, boasting over 100 years of professional experience and a team ofdancers with resumes that include Broadway productions such as Phantom of the Opera. VamsiTadepalli (Who’s Bad founder, composer, and saxophonist) assembled a cast of North Carolina’spremiere musicians and, from Who’s Bad’s inception, believed in the band’s boundless possibilities. Thevelvety vocals and pinpoint choreography of frontmen Joseph Bell and Taalib York’s combined with thesix-piece band’s synchronized dance routines, blaring horns and down-deep rhythms, results in aperformance delivered with soul and precision superseded by no one but the King himself. They’veshared stages with the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, The Backstreet Boys, The Four Tops, Boys II Men,and hip hop superstar, Pitbull. Captivated fans include LIVENATION’s Anthony Nicolaidis who calls Who’sBad, “the real deal,” and Michael Jackson’s longtime friend and manager Frank DiLeo who proclaimedafter Who’s Bad show in Nashville, TN, “the show was great….Michael would have been proud!”Whether you idolized the Jackson 5, fell in love to Human Nature, or learned to moonwalk to Billie Jean,Who’s Bad is THE ULTIMATE music-and-dance driven Michael Jackson homage. This band ofprofessionals relentlessly elevate the legacy of pop music’s King, always pushing themselves to be moreprecise, to raise the level of excitement and awe, while embodying Michael Jackson’s mission to bringpeople together of all races, genders, and cultures through music. As the curtain opens on a Who’s Badperformance, every MJ fan feels the adrenaline, screams at the sight of that unmistakable silhouette,and succumbs to a surefire Michael Jackson sing-along. The energy is purely magnetic, the musicianshipis first-rate, the dance moves deftly inspired. Who’s Bad is a tribute befitting a King and their high-octane execution of MJ’s music and dance has catapulted them to the exclusive rank of Ultimate! Who’s Bad’s power-packed tribute to Michael Jackson has ignited crowds on every continent and canonly be described as a jaw-dropping, musical must-see. As the longest-running Michael Jackson tributeband, and the only one to predate his untimely passing, Who’s Bad has sold out nearly 50 venues in theUnited Kingdom including London’s O2 where the King of Pop was slated to end his career. Over 100years of collective professional experience and sold-out shows at every major House of Blues, Colorado’sBluebird Theatre, LA’s Gibson Amphitheatre as well as international pavilions such as Ningbo GrandTheatre (China), Romania’s Sala Palatalui to Teatro do Bourbon Country (Porto Alegre, Brazil) tell thestory: no corner of the earth is safe from this infectious party production. Float Like A Buffalo Examining existence, love, and even the mountains of Colorado. ‘Back From Nowhere,’ Alt-Funk-Ska-Rock septet Float Like A Buffalo’s first full length album reaches far into the places that have so wildly shaped it’s members and brings back a fun loving and raw sound that the band refuses to apologize for.   The groups roots stem from the state of Colorado. This theme is repeatedly called to throughout the album as the mythical ‘nowhere,’ ‘the place where I became a man’ and many more. Frontman, Cory Pearman and Percussionist, Garrett Achten formed the original incarnation of the band in Littleton, CO early in 2014. Later bringing aboard Bassist, Jason Clukies and Lead Guitarist, Evan Crabdree. After several rotating members, nearly two years later, the addition of Drummer, Phil Pleckham solidified the lineup for the time being. After enjoying local success for nearly a year and a half, the group then added Cory ‘Beef’ Meier (Trombone) and Luke Story (Saxophone, Trumpet) in early 2017, finalizing their lineup just as the recording process started for their rookie album.  Over a year in the making, ‘Back From Nowhere’ lays bare its songwriting and musicality in front of all else. Boasting a clean sound where nothing is hidden, each track guiding the listener through the concept of nowhere. “I think we all wanted to create something that could be listened to casually, but would encourage you to listen to the different layers.” Says Phil Pleckham, Drummer. “There’s a ton more going on the more you listen to it.” True to the test, the seven-piece band prompts solos from nearly every performer over the ten tracks and showcases the full sound the group’s live sets are known for.  An abrupt start and the words “I’m on the road to nowhere” immediately hammer home the ride you’re about to embark on through track, ‘Lil Ol’ You.’ The uptempo but surprisingly groove oriented tune “is about feeling lost on a journey and outside yourself.” Says lead singer Cory Pearman. “And realizing you don’t know yourself anymore.” The songs lyrics “You messed up” and “You brought up everything you ever thought up” make you question if the subject of the song is calling out someone specific, or their self.  ‘Finding Somewhere’ (the albums first single) carries this notion while throwing you through the depths of existence and dropping the tempo. Asking to remember the times back when, losing your mind and constantly emphasizing that you are “Doing just fine.” This emotional call to find one’s self drives the horns and screaming guitar behind to totally immerse the listener; As if living someone else’s storyline.  “Recording guitar will point out all of your flaws in a millisecond.” Remarked Lead Guitarist, Evan Crabdree on the recording process of the album. The Spot Studios served as a home base for the group for nearly a year and a half while tracking and mixing. Run by Denver recording giants Rich Veltrop and Glenn Sawyer, the duo not only served as engineers but producers and even backup vocalists when needed. “I always had butterflies and nerves,” remembered Jason Clukies, Bassist. “Playing in front of a thousand people is one thing, but being under the microscope in front of them is totally different.”  The second single ’She Don’t Care’ is a powerhouse of intensity.  Funk-driven bass and guitar give way to a story of lust that is met with a slap in the face. Inviting the talents of Lizzy Gogolowski (We Are Madeleine and Diamond Empire Band) and Gabriel Mervine (The Motet and Gabriel Mervine Quartet), the seven-piece band ups the count to nine for this dance driven groove.  The music video, shot by Connor Tieulie, tells this story perfectly; set in a bar, as most stories of funk and lust are. “My favorite moment was filming the group dance sequence in the alley,” Says Trombone player Cory Meier while joking about being better than the Backstreet Boys. “The reaction shots [in the video] are all genuine responses to our over the top antics.”  Since finishing the band has taken on several high visibility appearances. Most noticeably at the historic Bluebird Theatre of Denver and winning a nomination for “Best Funk Band” in Denver through local culture, in-the-know publication ‘Westword.’ But progress doesn’t stop here. With plans to drop ‘Back From Nowhere’ in January 2019, a national tour and their sophomore album already in the back of their minds, this unstoppable seven-piece unit leaves you with an assurance that they will be looking to the road ahead, and enjoying this ride.

Jun 20, 2019 5:30 PM

Para información en español, por favor, consulte la traducción debajo. This summer's installment of Be The Change is focused on Mental Health and the Young Child in Forsyth County. Keynote speaker Mary Dame from Amos Cottage will speak on how mental health presents in young children, the need for early mental health intervention, and how mental health stigma impacts access to necessary services. Following the keynote address, an audience-driven panel discussion will connect the issue of childhood mental health to what's happening in our schools and communities, provide context around related and relevant policies, and explore how some children's experiences differ based on race and socioeconomic status. "We know that children of color and those who experience poverty or near poverty come into our schools living with much higher rates of trauma. Without direct treatment, or significant buffering factors at home or in schools, we know that this trauma begins to manifest through behavioral issues. It's important for us to have this conversation about mental health and its effects on students, teachers, families, and our communities overall, especially at a time when teachers are underpaid, inadequately supported, and ill-equipped to meet the many needs of the whole child. We cannot remain complacent and allow our children to go without the care and support they need, like district-wide mental health screenings. Too often, the alternative is punitive discipline and criminalization, which we cannot continue to accept," said Wendy Poteat, Partnership Director of The Forsyth Promise. Amos Cottage is a youth mental and emotional health treatment facility associated with Wake Forest Baptist Health's Brenner's Children's Hospital. Event Details Childcare will be provided. Spanish language interpretation will be provided. Food and beverages will be provided. Location: The event will take place on Forsyth Tech's main campus, in the Strickland Center (formerly the Oak Grove Center). Navigation on Campus: Please refer to this campus map if you are planning ahead. Directional signage to the Strickland Center is posted for visitors once they arrive on campus. Parking: Ample parking is available on site at the Strickland Center. Navigation at the Strickland Center: Navigational signage will be in place at building entrances and inside the building. The event will be held in the Dewitt E. Rhoades Conference Center on the second floor. Program Overview 5:30 - 6:00: Networking, data walk, community tables, registration 6:00 - 6:05: Original Poetry Performance 6:05 - 6:10: Welcome and Introduction 6:10 - 6:30: Keynote Address Mary Dame, Program Director, Amos Cottage Therapeutic Day Program Services, Department of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center 6:30 - 6:33: Panel Introduction Victor Isler, Director of Forsyth County Department of Social Services 6:35 - 7:40: Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A Kellie Easton, Board President, Action4Equity, COO; Co-Founder, Easton Reid Group Deborah Evans, MA, LPA, Staff Psychologist II, Amos Cottage Therapeutic Day Program and Outpatient Clinic Benika Thompson, Principal, Philo-Hill Magnet Academy Joshua Ziesel, Groups Coordinator and Coordinator of International Student Support, Wake Forest University; Board member, Action for Equity 7:40 - 7:45: Original Poetry Performance LB the Poet, Poet, Actor, Author, Host, Artivist, Mentor, Educator, Public Speaker, Artist Featured Guests In order of appearance. Keynote Speaker: Mary Dame, LRT/CTRS Program Director, Amos Cottage Therapeutic Day Program Services, Department of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina A native of Bellmore, New York, Mary presently is Program Director at Amos Cottage Therapeutic Day Program, a licensed, nationally accredited mental health day treatment and outpatient program. As Director she executes the oversight of all aspects of the program’s operation and clinical delivery, and is responsible for the overall effectiveness of program services. Professional Accomplishments: Launched a Recreational Therapy program at Brunswick Community Hospital’s acute care and pediatric units in Amityville New York. Developed and led a Recreational Therapy Program at Amos Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital with Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Transitioned a day treatment program from a hospital setting to a nationally accredited and state licensed independent community program currently providing annually over 15,000 hours of client treatment. Developed a clinical model employing a multi-disciplinary treatment approach integrating both traditional and non-traditional intervention methods; interventions include Parent Engagement Sessions allowing parents opportunities to share their unique skills and talents such as music or art with fellow parents; Leisure Counseling Sessions led by licensed recreational therapists helping parents gain insight into understanding how play can enhance the parent/child relationship; Board Certified music therapist using music as a means of enhancing communication and supporting self-regulation in young clients. Recipient of the ECHO Award through the Winston-Salem Foundation for increasing public awareness of mentally health disorders in children and the Lena C. Godwin Award through the Mental Health Association for providing quality mental health services to young children in our local community. Education: Mary is a graduate of the State University of New York College at Cortland receiving degrees in Recreation Therapy and Elementary Education. Graduate studies at the State University of New York College at Cortland in Recreation Therapy with a focus in Gerontology. Credentials: Licensed Recreational Therapist and a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Current Community Positions: Chairperson of the United Way Agency Executive Association and Board Member of the United Way Board of Forsyth County; Lector and Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church Family: Husband is ‘Bucky’ Dame former Director of Public Assembly Facilities, City of Winston-Salem; currently an owner of Dame Management Services a boutique consulting and management firm; proud parent of 2 children: Greg 29 who is a software Engineer in San Francisco and Rachel 26 who is completing her graduate degree at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota Hobbies/Loves: Gardening; Running/Exercise; Travel, Reading, Movies on a large screen, Italian Food-Going out to eat! Professional Philosophy: Do not allow the mental health disorder to define a child rather allow the child’s gifts and talents define who they are as an individual. Personal Philosophy: “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible” Francis of Assisi Panel Moderator: Victor Isler, Director of Forsyth County Department of Social Serivces The Goldsboro native came to Forsyth County to attend Winston-Salem State University in 1997, where he was originally going to major in physical therapy. He changed his major to Sociology because he wanted to go beyond just physical health and deal with underserved populations and the causes of disparities. During his time at WSSU, he interned in all the service areas at Forsyth DSS. Isler received a Master’s degree from Pfeiffer University in Health Care Administration and then earned a Master of Social Work from the Joint Master’s of Social Work Program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he was a NC Child Welfare scholar and interned at Forsyth DSS Child Protective Services, who then hired him.   As a licensed clinical social worker, he would work at Old Vineyard Behavioral Health Services as the Director of Residential Services and in Durham DSS as the foster care program manager before returning to Winston-Salem in 2014 to become Forsyth DSS’s Family and Children's Services director. In that position, he oversaw 115 employees who provide child protection, in-home, foster care and adoption services. Under his tenure,  CPS treatment model known as in-home services expanded, established foster care visitation suites, secured a second child welfare attorney, implemented the Fostering Health Initiative in partnership with the pediatric community and became a NCDHHS Family Engagement pilot county. Victor is currently the director for Forsyth County Department of Social Services.   Under his leadership the agency will strategically focus of employee engagement and positive workplace culture, operational accountability and self-sufficiency and safety for all residents. Panelist: Kellie Easton, Board President, Action4Equity, COO; Co-Founder, Easton Reid Group Kellie P. Easton’s experience spans across a variety of sectors including, B2B, strategic marketing, brand development and management, communications, project management, community development and organizing, advocacy and government relations. Kellie has worked with an extensive list of women and minority business leaders on various business development and policy efforts including serving as the SVP of Business Development for Black Girls Vote where Kellie was recognized for establishing the Corporate and Advocacy Strategy behind Activate the Vote.   Kellie proudly serves as the President of the Young Adult Committee of the Winston-Salem Chapter of the NAACP, a Board Member of Hustle WS, and an Advisory Board Member for the City of Winston-Salem Minority and Women Business Enterprise Advisory Committee. Kellie is the COO and Co-Founder of Easton Reid Group a strategy and management company located in Winston-Salem, NC.  Kellie achieved a B.S. in Information Systems and Sciences from the Earl Graves School of Business, Morgan State University. Panelist: Deborah Evans, MA, LPA, Staff Psychologist II, Amos Cottage Therapeutic Day Program and Outpatient Clinic Deb has worked for the past 16 years as a staff psychologist at Amos Cottage Therapeutic Day Program, where she evaluates and treats young children with severe, early-onset mental health problems in both the outpatient clinic and mental health day treatment program.  Over the course of her 31 year career, she has evaluated and treated children as a part of Wake Forest Baptist Hospital’s multidisciplinary Developmental Evaluation Clinic team (DEC), the Children’s Developmental Services Agency (CDSA), various NIH-funded studies, the public schools, mental health, and private practice.  She enjoys working with everyone involved in a clients’ care to learn strengths and challenges, then tailoring and implementing an individualized evidence-based intervention program working together with all the child’s supports. Her education includes a B.A. in Psychology from Wake Forest University and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from UNC-Charlotte. Panelist: Benika Thompson, Ed.D, Principal, Philo-Hill Magnet Academy I first joined the Philo Middle School staff in August of 2001 as a sixth grade Science and English/Language Arts teacher. After teaching sixth grade for 2 years, I became an 8th-grade teacher. During my time at Philo Middle School I was afforded the following experiences with young people: Taught inclusion Science and Social Studies in 6th grade. Coordinated 8th-grade celebration and other family-school events. Served as a team leader and yearbook advisor. Taught summer school for 8th grade Reading and Math Gateway program for WSFCS for 6 years. I left Philo Middle School and joined the staffs of Winston-Salem Preparatory Academy and then Jefferson Middle School where I served as Curriculum Coordinator. In October of 2010, I was selected to serve as WS/FCS as Director of Science, K-12. I am elated to now serve as principal of Philo-Hill Magnet Academy. I am a product of North Carolina public schools and I believe that when students, families, and communities partner with public schools, then great things happen for young people.  Below, I have included a brief summary of my formal education experiences: University of Phoenix Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership with a Specialization in Curriculum and Instruction, Doctoral Defense: August 19, 2015, Science Teacher Self-efficacy and Student Achievement: A Quantitative Correlational Study Appalachian State University Masters in School Administration May 2006 School Leaders Licensure July 2006 The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Bachelor of Science degree in Middle Grades Education May 2001 NC “A” License in 6-9 Reading, Science and Social Studies, June 2001 NC Teaching Fellow, Dean’s List, NC Association of Science Teachers Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Western Harnett High School Diploma, May 1997- Class Vice President, Beta Club, NC Scholar, Science Club It is an honor to be a part of the visionary team for the new Philo-Hill Magnet Academy. Our students, teachers, parents, and the community will soon have the opportunity to engage in the metamorphosis of our school into a premiere academy where efficacious learning is created and achieved. My personal motto is “Believe. Learn. Become.”  As principal, I am dedicated to revitalizing the synergy between Philo-Hill Magnet Academy and all stakeholders to achieve the goals and mission of our school. Panelist: Joshua Ziesel, Groups Coordinator and Coordinator of International Student Support, Wake Forest University; Board member, Action for Equity Dr. Joshua Paul Ziesel was born in Birmingham, Alabama but lived in Puerto Rico, West Virginia, South Africa, and Guam before the age of 18.  He currently lives in Winston-Salem with his wife, Laura, and his three children August (6 years old and a 1st grader at Speas Elementary), Cordelia (4), and Simone (1).   Joshua received his BA in Psychology and Politics from New York University in 2006.  He then worked as a paralegal and campus minister before beginning a clinical psychology program in 2010.  He obtained his MA and PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University in 2012 and 2016, respectively.  He specializes in collegiate mental health and has worked at five different college counseling centers, including Azusa Pacific University, California State University San Bernardino, University of Southern California, Loyola University Maryland, and his current employer Wake Forest University.  Joshua serves as the Groups Coordinator and Coordinator of International Student Support, and he specializes in working with international, LGBTQ+, and first-generation students around issues of intersectional identity formation, family issues, relationships, spirituality, and sexuality. Performer: LB The Poet Poet, Actor, Author, Host, Artivist, Mentor, Educator, Public Speaker, Artist 2017 Bloc Awards Poet of the Year Nominee 2018 Winston Salem Grand Slam Champion 2018 WSFC Library System "On the Same Poem" Featured Poet 2019 Chronicle Fine Arts Award Nominee Founder of W.O.R.D Society- A collective a Spoken Word Artist (Hip Hop Artist/Songwriters/Educators/Entrepreneurs/Performers/Community Leaders) Founder of The Word of Mouth Wednesday's Enterprise(The Word of Mouth Wednesday's #WritingChallenge available on ALL SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS(Weekly Youth poet featured in The Chronicle), The Word Of Mouth Wednesdays Experience(Every 2nd Wednesday at Gas Hill Drinking Room)- A monthly Spoken Word Experience showcasing many different forms of art! The Word of Mouth Teen Experience(Every 4rd Saturday of the month), The WOMW Pop Up Experience, Poetic Reels, The Word of Mouth Classroom Experience & last but not least The What's the WORD? #OpenMicSeries.) LB also has poetry programs in various schools around the triad including Ashley Academy, Winston Salem Street School, Parkland Magnet High School & Lexington Middle School. Along with the various collaborations with local organizations such as The Josh Howard Foundation, Thirsty Inc, Authoring Action, WSFC Library System. The Forsyth Promise is a local catalyst for systems change in education. Our mission is to support the success of every child, from cradle to career through the development and alignment of community resources. Our core values are educational equity, inclusive stakeholder engagement, and data-driven decision making. We envision a future in which every child in Forsyth County receives the best education possible and is fully equipped to thrive throughout life. Wendy Poteat continued, "Be The Change is our quarterly opportunity to meet as a broader coalition of community advocates for education, to go deep on key local issues, to report out on the work of the Promise, and to provide a channel for community advocates of all ages, races, and backgrounds to plug into the work. The spirit of this event, and our work in general, is open and collaborative. The Promise is about building bridges -- nurturing connections and relationships -- so that we can effectively collaborate to improve the quality of the educaiton received by all Forsyth County's young people." Descripción Esta instalación de Be The Change se enfoca en el tema de “la Salud Mental y el Jóven” en el condado Forsyth. La oradora principal Mary Dame, una afiliada de Amos Cottage, nos informará en cómo la salud mental se presenta en los niños jóvenes, la necesidad de intervención temprana con relación a la salud mental y cómo el estigma  de la salud mental impacta el acceso a servicios necesarios. Siguiendo el discurso principal, una mesa redonda, guiada por la audiencia, conectará la cuestión de la salud mental juvenil con lo que sucede en nuestras escuelas y comunidades, dará contexto sobre política pertinente y explorará la diferencia de experiencia con respecto a raza y a estatus socioeconómico. "Sabemos que los niños de color y los que experimentan la pobreza o próxima a ella entran en las escuelas viviendo con índices de trauma mucho más altos. Sin tratamiento directo, o factores ayudantes significativos en casa o en las escuelas, sabemos que este trauma empieza a manifestarse por problemas comportamentales. Es importante que tengamos esta conversación sobre la salud mental y sus efectos en estudiantes, maestros, familias y nuestras comunidades en total, sobre todo en un tiempo cuando los maestros están mal pagados, inadecuadamente apoyados y mal equipados para satisfacer las necesidades del niño en su totalidad. No podemos mantenernos complacientes y permitir que a nuestros hijos les hagan falta el apoyo y el cuidado que necesiten, tal como exámenes de salud mental en todo el distrito. Demasiado frecuente la alternativa es disciplina punitiva y penalización, lo que no podemos seguir aceptando," dijo Wendy Poteat, directora del Forsyth Promise. Amos Cottage es una instalación de tratamiento de salud mental y emocional para jóvenes, afiliada con Brenner’s Children’s Hospital de Wake Forest Baptist Health. Detalles del Evento Habrá cuidado infantil. Se ofrecerá interpretación en español. Ubicación: El evento se realizará en el campus principal de Forsyth Tech, en el Strickland Center (anteriormente conocido como el Oak Grove Center). Navegación en campus: Por favor, consulte en este mapa del campus para planear adelante. Señales con dirección al Strickland Center están puestos para visitantes cuando lleguen al campus. Aparcamiento: Aparcamiento amplio está disponible allí mismo fuera del Strickland Center. Navegación en el Strickland Center: Señalización estará en lugar en las entradas y dentro del edificio. El evento es en el segundo piso en el Dewitt E. Rhoades Conference Center. Programación 5:30 - 6:00: Networking, Data Walk, Community Tables, Registration 6:00 - 6:05: Original Poetry Performance 6:05 - 6:10: Welcome and Introduction 6:10 - 6:30: Keynote Address from Mary Dame 6:30 - 6:33: Panel Introduction 6:35 - 7:40: Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A 7:40 - 7:45: Closing Thoughts from LB the Poet Invitados en orden de apariencia. Mary Dame (Amos Cottage) Moderador: Victor Isler (Forsyth County Department of Social Services) Kellie Easton (Action for Equity) Deborah Evans (Amos Cottage) Benika Thompson (Principal at Philo Hill) Joseph Ziesel (Action for Equity) Estudiante/Poeta LB the Poet (pensamientos finales)