St. Louis Storytelling Festival Event at UMSL May 3
The Spirit Survives
Sponsored by: The Dean’s Committee on Social Justice in the College of Education and the Center for Urban Excellence.
Thursday, May 3 • 5:30 p.m.
J.C. Penney Conference Center, Room 402 UMSL, 1 University Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63121
Featured storyteller: Dovie Thomason
Explore a tragic chapter in our nation’s history and “entrance” into the world of the Indian residential schools. The story respectfully honors students and their descendants who lived the experiment, celebrates those who prospered from it, and grieves with those whose lives were diminished by it.
Dovie Thomason is an award-winning storyteller, recording artist and author, recognized internationally for her ability to take her listeners back to the “timeless place” that she first “visited” as a child, hearing old Indian stories from her Kiowa Apache and Lakota relatives, especially her Grandma Dovie and her Dad. From their voices, she first heard the voices of the Animal People and began to learn the lessons they had to teach her. For these were teaching stories that took the place of punishment or scolding, showing her the values that her people respect and wanted to pass on to her.
Phone: (314) 516-5994 TDD: (314) 516-5961
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