Conversation with Toni Morrison, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Sonia Sanchez

March 10, 2014
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Mullins Center

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Contact:
Tricia Loveland

Rescheduled from February 13.

Black Women and the Arts in the 21st Century: a conversation with Toni Morrison, Bernice Johnson Reagon and Sonia Sanchez

Presented by the W.E.B. DuBois Afro-American Studies Department.

Part of the annual celebration of Black History Month, this event features three highly acclaimed artists, who will engage in an exchange of views on topics such as: the importance of the artist in society, the changing role of the Black female artist and the contribution of the artist in defining what it means to be human in the twenty-first century.

The evening's program also will include musical selections by The New Africa House Ensemble, the Voices of New Africa Choir directed by Evelyn Harris, and a guest performance by composer and saxophonist Frederick Tillis.

Doors will open at 6:15 pm.

The event is free and open to the public. For additional information please contact Tricia Loveland at tlovelan@afroam.umass.edu or Shelly Perdomo at saperdom@admin.umass.edu.


Directions:

From the North: Route 91 South to Exit 25 - At the end of the ramp turn left and follow the road to the intersection - turn right onto Routes 5 & 10 South - go 1 mile, then left onto 116 South, then eight miles to UMass exit - Left at the end of the ramp onto Massachusetts Avenue. Take left at second set of lights and follow directions for parking.

From the South: Route 91 North to Exit 19 (Northampton/Amherst) - Right onto Route 9 and go approximately five miles. Take a left onto Route 116 North (across from Staples) and follow for one mile to UMass exit. Take a right off the ramp on to Massachusetts Avenue. Take left at second set of lights and follow directions for parking.

From the East: Mass Pike (Route 90) West to Exit 4 (West Springfield) onto Route 91 North to Exit 19 (Northampton/Amherst) - Right onto Route 9 and go approximately five miles. Take a left onto Route 116 North (across from Staples) and follow for one mile to UMass exit. Take a right off the ramp on to Massachusetts Avenue. Take left at second set of lights and follow directions for parking.

From the West: Mass Pike (Route 90) East to Exit 4 (West Springfield) onto Route 91 North to Exit 19 (Northampton/Amherst) - Right onto Route 9 and go approximately five miles. Take a left onto Route 116 North (across from Staples) and follow for one mile to UMass exit. Take a right off the ramp on to Massachusetts Avenue. Take left at second set of lights and follow directions for parking.