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Threads of Freedom: Stories Woven into African American Quilts

Threads of Freedom: Stories Woven into African American Quilts


Spend an evening exploring quilts as creative, cultural expressions tied to community and the complex stories of skilled artisans. This familial and artistic tradition by women of African ancestry captures love, resistance and resilience during slavery and beyond. Join Diane Macklin as she shares these narratives.


Master Storyteller, Diane Macklin has dedicated over two decades to the art of storytelling and listening. She engages audiences with a dynamic, theatrical style that blends her background as a certified educator, writer and cultural mediator. She has performed from Massachusetts to California for venues such as the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Ojai Storytelling Festival, plus a host of schools, and libraries. She is the 2018 winner of the Jackie Torrance Tall Tale Contest. She invests in storytelling's ancient power to transform, heal, and spark the imagination. As an artist, Diane aims to “Make a Difference, One Story at a Time!”


This program is appropriate for ages 16 and above. An invitation to join this virtual talk will be sent to participants one day prior to the event. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Register by clicking on the "Begin Registration" button (below). 

Thursday, March 31, 2022
7:00pm - 8:00pm
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