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“From Affrilachia to South America: stories from Our Culture and Community”

September 24 @ 7:00 pm

See the show in person at Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center or watch the livestream from home.
Sponsored by the Estate of Frances Long
Carolina Quiroga and Lyn Ford share the stage, as well as the stories of their heritages and hearts. These are the “family stories” of their communities and cultures. You’ll quickly find out why they’re told and retold from one generation to the next.
Bilingual storyteller Carolina Quiroga was born and raised in Cali, Colombia. In 2012, she began her hero’s journey moving from Colombia to Johnson City, Tennessee to attend East Tennessee State University in pursuit of a master’s degree in storytelling. She specializes in the folklore, mysteries, and histories of her Latinx descendants, spanning the Southwest to La Patagonia.
Lyn Ford is a fourth-generation Affrilachian storyteller, whose stories are rooted in her family’s multicultural Affrilachian storytelling tradition. (Kentucky poet Frank X. Walker coined the term “Affrilachian” to give a name to his unique experience as a Black Appalachian. It’s often used now to describe the cultural contributions of African-American artists, writers, and musicians in the Appalachian region of the U.S.) Ford is a teaching artist, author, and recipient of the National Storytelling Network Oracle Circle of Excellence Award. She last appeared on our stage during the 2007-08 season. She is a wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

Venue

Indiana Historical Society
450 W Ohio St
Indianapolis, IN 46202 United States
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Venue

Indiana Historical Society
450 W Ohio St
Indianapolis, IN 46202 United States
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