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Bright Spots: Black Culture

Mar 22, 2023 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

The Palmer Amphitheater at Trident College
66 Columbus St
Charleston, SC 29403


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Bright Spots: Black Culture

The Post and Courier's Education Lab is founded on the principle that all children in South Carolina deserve equal access to quality public education. Two schools in Charleston are making that a reality through arts-infused education. 

Watoto Academy of Performing Arts is a youth arts program at Meeting Street Brentwood and Meeting Street Academy, both are elementary schools in Charleston, South Carolina. At the heart of Watoto is a celebration of Black culture and history, from drumming and dancing to the West African-inspired costumes. That representation is key. Watoto's emphasis on highlighting African American culture stands out. 

Join moderator and Post and Courier Education Lab Editor, Hillary Flynn, in a discussion of the importance of programs like Watoto that celebrate Black culture.

Guest Panelists:
Asiah Mae, Poet Laureate for Charleston 
Shannon Laribo, 
Alumni transition coordinator for Meeting Street Academy
Micah Stokes, former Watoto group member
Haila Rayzer, student at Lucy Beckham High School

In-person event will be held at: 
Trident Technical College
Inside the Palmer Amphitheatre
Charleston, SC
Wednesday, March 22nd 
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

The event is free, but you must register to attend.

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