The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute is proud to celebrate Dr. Glory Van Scott's newly released memoir, GLORY: A Life Among Legends with an exclusive book signing and conversation with our founder, Dr. Marta Moreno Vega.
Dr. Glory Van Scott, a renowned dancer, activist, educator, producer, director, actress, and playwright, exemplifies the art of creation grounded in the visionary insistence of inner spirit, ancestral memory, and the discipline of skill. She has danced and produced for legendary companies such as the Katherine Dunham Dance Company, Alvin Ailey, and many more.
Dr. Glory Van Scott channeled the anger caused by the murder of her cousin Emmett Till and the injustices people of African descent were facing, to create art that challenged racism and the social denigration of people of African descent. Her work reaches beyond what was considered the artistic norm within the predominant eurocentric cultural landscape of the 20th century. A cultural landscape that systematically negated the artistic contributions, value, and existence of people of African descent.
Ms. Scott's memoir is an antidote to the "fake news" era that needs to embrace authentic history and narratives to move forward in collective enlightenment.
Join the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute on Saturday, December 8th, 2018 from 2:00 - 4:00pm, for an extraordinary conversation between two cultural warriors.
*Books will be available for sale at the event*
When: Saturday, December 8, 2018, | 2 PM - 4 PM
Where: Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute
Admission: FREE | Suggested Admission: $5.00
*Signed copies of the book will be available for sale at the event.
FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE. We require participants to arrive 15 minutes before the session. 5 minutes prior activity, any unclaimed tickets are released to walk-up and standby participants.