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10.10.2020 | REIMAGINED

A DAY OF VIRTUAL GATHERING
BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE ALLIANCE

The National Day of Storytelling was planned as a live event in Atlanta at the Center for Civil and Human Rights on 10/10/2020. A day of performance, film, spoken word, dance, music and joy -- with All Nations welcome. A day of gratitude to celebrate the power of artists, filmmakers and storytellers to light pathways through dark times, and the 40th birthday of The Alliance for Media Arts + Culture.

10/10/2020. Because we are living in a world still struggling to heal from the COVID 19 pandemic, we'll be live online.

10/10/2020. Because we are living in a world still struggling to heal from racism and anti-blackness, we'll be amplifying black voices.

10/10/2020. Because we are living in a world still struggling to heal from persistent threats to our democracy, we'll focus on freedom. 10/10/2020. Because we are living in a world where the contributions of artists are marginalized, we'll lift up the voices of our ancestors and the next generation.

WE HAVE A LONG ROAD AHEAD; MANY OF US ARE NEWLY UNEMPLOYED, ILL, QUARANTINED, PROVIDING CARE TO OTHERS, STRUGGLING TO KEEP THINGS TOGETHER. THIS IS ALSO A TIME WHEN MANY ARTISTS GO TO WORK, SPARKING HOPE, COMMUNITY, VISION AND HEALING.

10/10/2020 THE NATIONAL DAY OF STORYTELLING A CELEBRATION AND RE-EMERGENCE OF STORIES, STORYTELLERS AND CULTURES.

our lineup

the storytellers

We believe that community and collaboration between storytellers can only lead to greater techniques, art, and impact. We have an exciting lineup of storytellers joining us on 10.10.20!

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Amikaeyla
Proudfoot Gaston

Sameena
Zehra

Marc Bamuthi
Joseph

Judith
Helfand

Troy Osaki

Aiya Meilan

Amikaeyla Proudfoot Gaston

Judith
Helfand

Michèle
Stephenson

Aiya
Meilan

Marc Bamuthi Joseph

Troy
Osaki

Sameena
Zehra

Michèle
Stephenson

The Program

A celebration of stories

The National Day of Storytelling is a video celebration of the work artists and storytellers do.

 

It is a day of performance, music, dance, poetry, cinema, and collective imagination.

 

This day honors the 40th birthday of The Alliance for Media Arts + Culture, and the thousands of artists, member organizations, industry partners, friends, funders, teachers, youth, filmmakers, photographers, journalists, activists and bearers of culture who make up our growing network and beloved community.

 

One the hour from 10AM PT - 3PM PT on 10/10/2020, we will be screening five sets of stories on video here on our website, and on Facebook. These stories are grouped by theme: Calling in the Spirits, Reclaiming the Past/Owning Our Stories, Women and Girls Rising, Identity and Belonging, and Future Wisdom. Together, they are testimony to the power + solidarity of artists and storytellers in this time of crisis, unrest, transition, growth, uncertainty and fear. They are our gift to you, an opportunity to reflect, be inspired, and connect with your own healing magic.

After each set, some of the artists will gather in our zoom room with facilitator Melinda Weekes Laidlow, to reflect on their own creative journeys and answer questions. You are welcome to join those conversations. The zoom link will be posted after the screening.

 

This program will only screen once in this 5-hour curated format on 10/10/2020, but this website will be live for a year and we’ll share links where you can screen the individual pieces where they live around the internet. We are also providing links to connect with the artists and issues you care about – please contribute to their campaigns, tell them you love them, volunteer your time, share their work with your people.

 

AND, we have rad hoodies designed by Ghost Note Agency to commemorate this event and every penny raised goes to support scholarships for emerging BIPOC artists in the groundbreaking Arts2Work program. Thank you for joining in the National Day of Storytelling and helping The Alliance for Media Arts + Culture serve this field for at least another 40 years.

COMPANION EVENT

ALLIANCE SYMPOSIUM

date & location tbd

The Alliance Symposium is designed especially for thinking creatives of all kinds, media arts organizations, youth media practitioners, creative educators, culture workers, funders, mentors, social practice and teaching artists, and all those interested in community-based field building through an intersectional lens of equity, inclusion and justice. We’ll have master class-style and collaborative workshops and conversations (no panels!) encompassing and interrogating the past, present and future of the media arts + culture field.

 

We center a day of conversations on role of the artist / journalist / storyteller / filmmaker, the culture of creative organizations, the future of creative work, and the power of creativity to shift how we think, feel and act together. It will be a day to strengthen our network, learn from each other, cultivate old and new friendships, share emerging practices, research and technologies, and identify a collective vision for the future. #Alliance_arts

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Thank You to our Funders and Partners

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