BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Power Plant Gallery - ECPv4.9.8//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-CALNAME:Power Plant Gallery X-ORIGINAL-URL: X-WR-CALDESC:Events for Power Plant Gallery BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/New_York BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0400 TZNAME:EDT DTSTART:20190310T070000 END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:-0400 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 TZNAME:EST DTSTART:20191103T060000 END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID="America/New_York":20190914T130000 DTEND;TZID="America/New_York":20190914T140000 DTSTAMP:20191021T233805 CREATED:20190810T145549Z LAST-MODIFIED:20190812T134624Z SUMMARY:Sit + Chat with Dasan Ahanu DESCRIPTION:September 14\n1-2pm \nSit + Chat with Dasan Ahanu \nJoin us for a series of conversations with local thinkers and doers as they engage with photographs from Southbound through discussions that impact our lives. \nBIO:\nDasan Ahanu is a artist\, educator\, scholar and community organizer born and raised in Raleigh\, North Carolina. In addition to performing across the country\, Dasan has hosted or coordinated many Poetry\, Jazz\, Hip Hop\, and Cultural Arts events. Working as an organizer around such issues as literacy\, social injustice\, workers rights\, domestic violence and sexual assault\, he has assisted institutions and organizations in coordinating programming\, trainings\, and art based projects intended to engage the community. His work has been featured on National Public Radio (NPR) where he has is noted for his appearances on “News and Notes with Ed Gordon” and “State of Things with Frank Stasio.” His writing is featured online and in print publications. He has been showcased on NBC 17\, featured on the third season of Lexus Verses and Flow aired on TV One\, and in a documentary entitled\, “Poet Son” that aired on WUNC-TV as a part of the North Carolina Visions film series. He has released numerous spoken word recordings and published three books of poetry. Dasan is a resident artist with the St\, Joseph’s Historic Foundation/Hayti Heritage Center in Durham\, NC where he has developed poetry and spoken word programming for youth and adults. He is co-founder and managing director of Black Poetry Theatre\, a Durham based theatre company that creates and produces original poetry and spoken word based productions. In 2004 he was awarded an Indy Arts Award by Independent Weekly Magazine for his work in arts and activism. Then in 2015\, he was awarded the honor again\, the first time in the award’s history that has happened. \nDasan is also an alumni Nasir Jones Fellowship with the Hip Hop Archive at Harvard University’s Hutchins Center for African & African American Research. He is a noted scholar whose academic work is focused on critical writing\, creative writing\, Hip Hop and popular culture. Currently\, Dasan is a visiting professor at UNC-Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill\, NC where he teaches courses on Hip Hop and Black culture. \nYou can follow Dasan online at:\nTwitter: dasanahanu\nFacebook: dasanahanu\nIG: dasanahanu \nThe Sit + Chat series is held in collaboration with Be Connected\, a community initiative connecting audiences\, addressing disparities\, fostering equity\, and bridging understanding through the arts\, culture\, music\, and politics. \n URL: LOCATION:Power Plant Gallery\, Power Plant Gallery\, Durham\, NC\, 27701\, United States CATEGORIES:Sit + Chat,Southbound ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg: ORGANIZER;CN="Power%20Plant%20Gallery" END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR