Engage 2020 is pleased to welcome Dakotah Aiyanna for the Engage 2020: Summer Series - A Conversation on Tuesday, August 4th at 7 p.m.
The conversation will focus on the intersection of art and activism, focusing on her work with the Black Lives Matter mural in Uptown Charlotte, followed by a poetry reading from her 2020 book “Black Tea + Honey”.
Aiyanna is a multidisciplinary artist who uses her writings and self-exploration as a means for inspiration to create and express what she is feeling. Whether it be conceptual art or random digital illustrations and sometimes photography, she creates what she’s feeling with hopes to inspire and connect to those around her.
Her work can currently be seen as part of the Black Lives Matter mural on Tryon Street in Uptown Charlotte, at Stable Hand in South End, and murals in the Plaza Midwood and the Beatties Ford Road neighborhood.
The presentation will be streamed live on the Library’s Facebook page and will be available afterward for viewing. We hope you will join the conversation. See the event details here.
In this election year, the Library is partnering with the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) offering programs like this one to encourage everyone to look back at what has been accomplished in the past and to move forward with empowerment to make a difference in one's own community. To learn more about Engage 2020, click here.
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