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CCE Brown Bag: Community-Centered Audio Storytelling

12:30 PM - 1:25 PM

Tyler Haynes Commons, Room 305
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Speakers: Irina Rogova, Race & Racism at UR Project Archivist, University of Richmond

Kelley Libby, Associate Producer, Virginia Humanities

Nicki Stein, Community Partnerships Manager, Make Space Program, Visual Arts Center of Richmond

Atari Gems, Host, Black Minds Matter Project

Location: Tyler Haynes Commons, Room 305

The Bonner Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) hosts weekly Brown Bag discussions, open to members of the campus and the community, from 12:30–1:25p.m. on most Fridays during the academic year. Each week, a speaker or small panel leads a presentation on a provocative social issue, then opens up the floor for discussion. Free pizza will be provided.

This week's CCE Brown Bag speakers will discuss how audio storytelling be used as a platform for social change in Richmond? A panel of local audio journalists and producers will speak about their work in Richmond, centering the stories of change makers. Kelley Libby will speak about her radio show "UnMonumental," on how we speak about our past in Richmond, as well as her recent work with Montpelier on the podcast "American Dissent." Nicki Stein will speak to the incorporation of audio storytelling into the Make Space program, in which 12 sixth grade girls from the Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School are paired with mentors from the Richmond community for a year of art and space making. Atari Gems will speak about her work on the Black Minds Matter Project, a WRIR bi-monthly radio show born out of a need to center Black mental health in the Black Lives Matter movement. Irina Rogova will speak to the significance of oral histories as an archival tool for recovering and centering marginalized voices at the University of Richmond.