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Right Before We Fly: Black Women in the Arts Panel Discussion

  • Anchorlight 1401 South Bloodworth Street Raleigh, NC, 27610 United States (map)

The Triangle's arts and culture sector is growing. Woven throughout the leadership of this artistic growth are several women of color. Moderated by performing artist Carly Prentis Jones, join the Black On Black Project for a discussion on the roles of black women in the arts, the challenges they have faced in their respective disciplines and the significant impact these women are having in what appears on stages, in galleries and the complementary programming that aims to make the arts more inclusive. Please register as space is limited.

The event is part of the community programming around artist Dare Coulter's exhibition at Anchorlight called "Right Before We Fly," which is a sculptural installation that focuses on our audacity to dream beyond the limitations that are set before us.

The panel will include:

Dare Coulter: Visual Artist and inaugural Jo Ann Williams Fellowship Recipient

Jaki Shelton Green: Poet, Cultural Activist & Instructor at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University

Michelle Lanier: Executive Director of NC African American Heritage Commission

Monét Marshall: playwright, director, producer & Founding Artistic Director of MOJOAA Performing Arts Company

Nicole Oxendine: Dancer & Director of Empower Dance Studio

Crystal E. Taylor: Founder, CEO of Beats & Bars Festival and The Underground Collective 

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with a mixer. The panel discussion will begin promptly at 7. Space is limited so please register.

Watch the video for "Right Before We Fly"