Dix Park Legacy Series
The first in a series of programs featuring the power of stories and storytelling, the Dix Park Conservancy Legacy Committee presents ‘Treasured Keepsakes: Vessels of Our Family Stories’.
This event is part book club, part storytelling workshop.
First, we kick-off of a community summer reading of All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake by Tiya Miles.
Chaitra Powell, Curator of the Southern Historical Collection at the Wilson Special Collections Library will share an overview of the book, its themes and discuss the importance of community archives and family storytelling.
Next, members of the North Carolina Association of Black Storytellers will give an introduction into family storytelling themes.
- Elders and Living History: EJ Stewart
- Ancestors: Beverly Burnette, President of NC Association of Black Storytellers
- Intimate Family Stories: Evette Evans
Following the presentations, attendees will engage in around-the-table listening sessions to hear each other’s family stories. You are invited to bring an object, artifact or keepsake that helps tell your family’s story.
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Location: The Chapel, 1030 Richardson Drive, Raleigh, NC, 27603
Registration: Tickets are free but seating is limited.
COVID-19 Safety Reminders
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Dorothea Dix Park continues to strive to be accessible and welcoming for visitors, including those with disabilities. Currently, portions of Dorothea Dix Park, including some areas where programs and events occur, have uneven surfaces and are not fully accessible. Accessibility is a primary focus for early park improvements and all future planning and development.
Parking: Accessible parking spaces are available in all lots.
Restrooms: Accessible port-a-johns are located at the Big Field and Flowers Field. Indoor accessible restrooms are available in the newly renovated Chapel.
Programs and events: Raleigh Parks Inclusion Services works with community members to support participation. To request a program modification based on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please complete and submit the Accommodation Request Form or contact Inclusion Services staff at 919-996-2147 or ParksInclusion@raleighnc.gov.
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