Resistance Resilience

June 8, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Museum of African American History - Boston and Nantucket
46 Joy St
MA 02114
Castle of our Skins

Original Facebook event here

#RESISTANCE #RESILIENCE is a program that celebrates known and unknown heroes, activists, and everyday people found within marginalized communities. As civil liberties continue to be in peril for women, the disabled, LGBTQ, and communities of color, #RESISTANCE #RESILIENCE reminds us that the strength of humanity can be a powerful opponent in the face of injustice. Inspired in part by the heroism, resistance, and resilience of Lewis Hayden and others, #RESISTANCE #RESILIENCE is about empowerment during tough times.

Spoken word artistry by Charlotte Abotsi and video artistry by Ireashia Monét are a part of the musical journey by COOS musicians Seychelle Dunn-Corbin (saxophones), Orlando Cela (flute and cuatro), and Julian Loida (percussion). Music by J.S. Bach, Ed Bland, and Anthony Green will feature along with Afro-Latin drumming, traditional Venezuelan songs, and African American civil rights songs. #RESISTANCE #RESILIENCE: Music. Spoken Word. Film.

Thursday, June 8, 2017
6:00PM – Tour meets at Lewis Hayden House
6:30PM – Pre-Reception with at the Museum of African American History’s Abiel Smith Schoolhouse
7:00PM – #RESISTANCE #RESILIENCE at the Museum of African American History’s African Meeting House
Lewis Hayden House: 66 Phillips St, Boston, MA 02114
Museum of African American History: 46 Joy Street, Boston, MA 02114

This program is made possible with support from the National Parks of Boston “Art on the Trails to Freedom” initiative, the National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program, and the New England Foundation for the Arts.