Saturday, August 21, 2021 10:00 AM-Noon, on Zoom
Inlandia Institute’s Blacklandia Event Series Presents
The People’s Youth Art and Poetry Show
with Ginger Galloway and guest curators Lisa Henry and Nikia Chaney
Open to Black/African American/Mixed Race Youth (who are residents of the Inland Empire)
TO ATTEND The People’s Youth Art and Poetry Show via Zoom on August 21, please register here: https://tinyurl.com/ICreateEvent.
TO SUBMIT art and poetry: https://tinyurl.com/icreateit
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: August 10, 2021
Showcasing the talents of young people in the Inland Empire, “I Create” is a curated virtual showcase of art and poetry by BIPOC youth ages 10-18. The event features bold artistic pieces that speak to the topic “I Create” and show exceptional artistic strength and courage. Artists/Poets may submit no more than three of their best pieces of work. Deadline for submissions is August 10, 2021. Artists/Poets of selected work will be notified via email and are asked to be present at the event on August 21, 2021 to talk about their work or read their poetry.
Ginger M. Galloway, Curator, is an author, poet and artist. Born and raised in San Diego, she moved to the Inland Empire in 2003 where she lives with her husband and four of their seven children. Ginger has authored an illustrated a number of books and is a proud member of Blacklandia. Ginger teaches art to kids at Enhance the Gift Academy and hosts the African American Book Festival IE.
Sunday, August 22, 2021 (1:00-3:00 PM)
Inlandia Institute Presents
Covid Stories at the Garcia Center for the Arts
536 W 11th St, San Bernardino, CA 92410
(between E Street and Baseline)
With Tanisha Bradley, Rebecca Waring-Crane, Rose Monge, and the Multicultural Council
Free, live, and open to the public
During the darkest hours of this once-in-a-lifetime global pandemic event, isolation and social unrest were the norm. Countless friends, neighbors, and colleagues saw loved ones sickened, lose jobs, homes and livelihoods at risk. Now, on the cusp of recovery, we look back and ask: How did we cope? How do we recover? Where do we look to find common ground?
In this program, hear from community members who collected stories, each in their own unique fashion, to document, provide connection, find solace.
Tanisha Bradley’s “Bring it to the Table” is an interview-style podcast designed to provide a platform for her community in San Bernardino. Leaders and stakeholders used this platform to communicate and strengthen collaborative efforts, and to promote societal change through diverse and inclusive efforts to bridge the gaps in our community.
Rebecca Waring-Crane’s “Who is my neighbor?” takes its inspiration from the literary origins of this question—biblical story, Good Samaritan—but the focus for this project is much more pedestrian. Literally. In taking daily walks, Waring-Crane asked two questions of her neighbors: Tell me the story of moving into your house, and tell me the story of life in your house in 2020.
Born in Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, Rose Y. Monge’s stories of her immigrant and migrant experiences honor her parents’ legacy of love and unwavering faith in the “American Dream.” She is a retired educator and facilitates memoir classes at the Janet Goeske Center. She encourages everyone to leave a written legacy for future generations.
Meanwhile, the Multicultural Council (MCC) collected video interviews and combined them into a documentary with the common thread: What challenges did you encounter and how did you cope? The MCC believes that we can find common ground with people of all generations and diverse backgrounds, and in doing so, gain mutual understanding and appreciation of each other.
Through the medium of story, we will find comfort, connection, and common ground.
The Garcia Center for the Arts offers a home base for arts organizations and is becoming a hub for a growing arts community in San Bernardino. In addition to providing office space for organizations, including the San Bernardino Symphony and Inlandia Institute, the center offers an auditorium, conference room, gallery, library, classroom, and outdoor patio space.
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