Marion Voices Folklife + Oral History Program Announces a Series of Workshops

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The Marion Voices Folklife + Oral History Program is thrilled to announce the launch of the “Marion Voices Summer Institute in Cultural Documentation,” a summer-long series of workshops focused on mobilizing cultural documentation for social justice, and targeted towards community organizers, activists, cultural workers, artists, non-profit organizations, anchor institutions, and anyone ready & excited to take on the work! We’ll be offering an exciting slate of seven core workshops from late June through the end of August, with two series: one focused on Cultural & Documentary Arts & one on Social Justice Praxes.

The line-up and esteemed instructors for the Summer 2021 inaugural Marion Voices Summer Institute are as follows: 

Cultural & Documentary Arts Series: 

  • Folklife & Folk Arts 101 with Jess Lamar Reece Holler, June 28, July 12, July 17 at 6:00 PM EST
  • Environmental Soundscapes with Jess Lamar Reece Holler, July 10 at 4:00-5:00 PM EST  
  • Oral History 101 with Jess Lamar Reece Holler, July 17-18 at 4:00-6:00 EST 

Social Justice Praxes Series: 

  • The Inner Work of Anti-Racism with Whitney Gherman, July 1 at 6:45-8:00 PM EST
  • Diversifying Your Board with Francisco “Paco” Ollervides, July 7 at 6:00-7:00 PM EST   
  • Afro-Futurist Funding with Johnnie L. Jackson, August 7, 14, 21 at 10:00-11:00 AM EST 
  • Equity Budgeting with Jess Lamar Reece Holler, August 9, 16 at 7:00-8:00 PM EST

For more on each workshop and our instructors, peruse The Summer Institute Lookbook or go directly to the Marion Voices Folklife & Oral History Program’s Eventbrite.

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