Wed, Sep 15|
ARTDACITY: "The Queendom of Elma Lewis"
Celebrating the 100th birthday of Boston's own legend, Elma Lewis
Time & Location
Sep 15, 2021, 8:00 PM EDT
About the event
BAMS Fest and KING Boston present "ARTDACITY: "The Queendom of Elma Lewis: Shaping Our Generation Through Service, Grace, and Grit"
Upon whose shoulders do we stand to elevate our community, culture and future? The extraordinary vision, unwavering strength, and lifelong work of the late-Elma Ina Lewis, lives on in the artists she raised and the foundations she laid for Boston’s arts and culture ecosystem.
In celebration of her 100th Birthday, this episode is an ode to her passion, legacy, and impact on enhancing the vibrancy of Black Boston.
Helen Credle, Archivist with the Social Justice Archive Network (SJAN) at the Elma Lewis Center at Emerson College
Shaumba-Yandje Dibinga, Founding Artistic Director of the OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center (a non-profit that uses dance as a tool to empower young people, one dancer at a time.); Founder of ShapeUp with Shaumba, Inc.
Educator, entrepreneur, and an archivist for the Elma Lewis Living Stories Project
This event is also co-sponsored by Amazon
Thank you to Tamera Marko and her staff at the Elma Lewis Center, Emerson College