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Join Simone and friends for this East Austin Studio Tour (EAST) event:

THE ART OF COMMUNITY

Saturday, November 18, 2017, 11am to 6pm, featuring the art and craft of Simone Monique Barnes, Cindy Elizabeth, Mahealani, Hermanitas, Arleen Polite, and more, at M-Station, Foundation Communities, 2906 E MLK Jr Blvd, Austin TX, 78702 (2nd floor, red building).

Artists, art (on view and on sale), storytime, and hands on art making activities throughout the day.

Inclusive, kid, senior, and wheel friendly experience. FREE admission.

Art of Community EAST #94

Please note: Simone’s home studio will be CLOSED during the first weekend of EAST. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Alaska becomes the second state to officially recognize indigenous languages

Yes! My former professor Dennis Norman often said that “when you lose a language, you lose a way of thinking.” Language tells our story, our history, our experiences, and the way we process the world. 2 down, 48 states + US territories to go.

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Video footage of Funda Fest 12

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The Rhode Island Black Storytellers 13th Annual Funda Fest begins this Sunday, January 16 and ends the following Sunday, January 23. (It’s held every year during the week of the MLKjr holiday).

Funda means to teach and to learn in Kiswahili and Zulu.

There are free shows, ticketed shows, family shows, school shows, mature audience shows, storytelling, spoken word, hip-hop, African drumming and more. For the full schedule, visit http://www.ribsfest.org

For ticketed events, please visit http://www.ArtTixRi.org

For group tickets to the Saturday night show on January 22, please call the RIBS office at 401-421-7427

For school bookings, please contact Carolyn Martino at 401-721-9980

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