The Power of Telling A People's Story: Storytelling and Activism with Djeli Forchion, Harmony Edosomwan and Rajnii Eddins

This program features three distinguished spoken word artists.  This all ages program will combine storytelling and a discussion of how oral histories and storytelling combine with activism.

About the artists:

Djeli Forchion

Djeli is a storyweaver who helps transform overwhelm to overjoy for people of all ages and backgrounds. Ki is a thought leader, life coach, public speaker, lifelong storyteller, former Cirque du Soleil acrobat who has traveled the world collecting stories.  Djeli’s background of growing up on a farm in South Jersey created a true connection to nature. Through the story weaving process, ki hopes to help others discover how their own connection to nature affects their personal stories.

 

Harmony Edosomwan

Harmony is a Nigerian American author, poet, entrepreneur, and chef. Born and raised in Bronx, NY to two Nigerian immigrants. She moved to Vermont in 2016 to pursue a degree at the University of Vermont . She published her first book, Sad Black Girl when a student at UVM. Sad Black discusses her experience of being a Black women dealing mental illness. She now owns and operates Harmony’s Kitchen, an Afro Fusion Soul Food catering business.

 

Rajnii Eddins

Originally from Seattle Washington, Spoken Word Poet/Emcee and Teaching Artist Rajnii Eddins has been engaging diverse community audiences for over 30 years. He was the youngest member of the Afrikan American Writers Alliance at age 11 and has been actively sharing with youth and community in Vermont since 2010.  He currently runs The Poetry Experience on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays at the Fletcher Free Library.

Rajnii’s diverse talents and passions allow him to offer a wide variety of powerful experiences that foster connection, learning, and mutual growth. He thrives at creating spaces that are educational, explorative, and celebratory, whether in a classroom, a conference hall, a community center, or online.

 

Date: 
April 23, 2023 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

The Library will be closed on Thursday, July 4 for Independence Day.