Building Justice from the Source: Traditional Artists Respond to this Moment


Gullah Geechee elders have long taught that we "mus tek cyear a de root fa heal de tree." Running through all of our contemporary challenges around race, policing, and extra-judicial killings is the common thread of our long, shared and unreconciled American experience with racial (in)justice. Join us for a conversation with a group of artists who are deeply rooted in traditional arts and who are drawing on that cultural wellspring to offer important social critiques and to shape new narratives around cultural identity rooted in traditional ways of knowing, living and making art.

Panelists: Sara Makeba Daise Jake Blount LaTanya Tigner Marquise Knox

Presenting Partners: National Council on Traditional Arts Alliance for California Traditional Arts Southwest Folk Alliance Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor