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MEETING THE MOMENT: Conversations about the Arts in the Age of Black Lives Matter

Arts Collective: NEXT UP

Presented by HCC's Arts Collective in Partnership with
Howard County Poetry and Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo)


Conversations about the Arts in the Age of Black Lives Matter

A Series of 3 Free
Live-Virtual Events

Sunday, September 27, 2020: Event Focus - The Creative Process
Wednesday, September 30, 2020: Event Focus - Inclusion
Sunday, October 4, 2020: Event Focus - Representation

Time(s): 7:00pm – 8:30pm

View these Live-Virtual Events on
HCC’s Arts Collective’s Facebook Page
(Our Facebook Page is public, so you do not need to have an account to view.)

“Meeting the Moment: Conversations about the Arts in the Age of Black Lives Matter” - A Series of Three Live Virtual Events, Free of Charge

HCC’s Arts Collective (AC) and Howard County Poetry and Literature Society (HCPLS) partner to create a series of three free live virtual conversations on equity, diversity, and inclusiveness in the arts.

Each event will bring together various distinguished writers, actors, visual artists, artistic designers, and administrators connected by their present or past work with AC and HCPLS in our community.  These powerful conversations, informed directly by current events, will question, examine, and offer strategies for socially responsible work and anti-racist practices in the arts.

Each live virtual experience, moderated by author, essayist, and HoCoPoLitSo Board Member Faye McCray, will include ample opportunity for audience questions and thoughtful responses from the participants.

Tickets: Free

Featured Artists per Event:

Moderator: Faye McCray
ASL Interpreters: Billy Sanders, Djuan A. Snowden

Event #1: Sunday, September 27, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Focus: The Creative Process
Featuring: NJ Agwuna, Hayes Davis, Tara Hart, Nana Owusu-Nkwantabisa, Aly Tu, Sierra Young

Event #2: Wednesday, September 30, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Focus: Inclusion
Featuring: St. Johnn Blondell, Jamar Brown, Teri Ellen Cross Davis, Tey Harper, Alan King, Laura Yoo

Event #3: Sunday, October 4, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Focus: Representation
Featuring: Chania Hudson, Cija Jefferson, Julie Jones, Steven Leyva, Shawn Sebastian Naar, Michael Wood

Event Creatives:
Producing Artistic Director: S. G. Kramer
Virtual Creative Team: Tara Hart, Julie Jones, S.G. Kramer, Faye McCray, Emma K. McDonnell, Laura Yoo
Virtual Event Technology Consultant: Julie Jones
Graphic Design: Emma K. McDonnell
Crew Support: Daniel Johnston, Sarah Luckadoo

Faye_McCray_Our_ModeratorAbout our Moderator: Faye McCray

Faye McCray is an author and essayist whose poetry and essays have been featured in the HuffPost, Little Patuxent Review, AARP Magazine, Madame Noire, Black Girl Nerds, and other popular publications. This fall, she will also be a regular contributor for Parade magazine where she will contribute television and film reviews. She is the author of White Belt, a collection of short stories, the novel, Boyfriend, and I am Loved, a collection of positive affirmations for children. By day, Faye is a licensed attorney who heads acquisitions for a trade publisher, and a Master's in Writing candidate at Johns Hopkins University.  Faye is also a proud board member of the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society. 

About HoCoPoLitSo:

The Howard County Poetry and Literature Society, known as HoCoPoLitSo, is a community nonprofit organization whose mission is to cultivate appreciation for contemporary poetry and literature, celebrate a culturally diverse literary heritage, and broaden exposure to the literary arts.

About HCC's Arts Collective:

Howard Community College's critically acclaimed Arts Collective engages performers, creatives, and audiences with innovative events that ignite our collective imaginations. For over two decades, Arts Collective has served as a creative cauldron, providing expert guidance and training to new and experienced artists in bringing vibrant life to diverse works on the stage; from the newly devised to the classics and all in between. Arts Collective's positive, collaborative, educational environment is open to everyone. Join us in creating new heights of learning and possibility!



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About HCC's Arts Collective:  IGNITING IMAGINATIONS for 25+ YEARS

For over 25 years, AC has pushed the creative envelope by offering fresh, surprising, artistic, and innovative perspectives -- this season is no different! In these artistically challenging times, AC remains committed to continuing its journey by delivering a powerful collection of works, where compelling actors, writers, artists and musicians (including students, staff, faculty to guest artists!) will collaborate, create, and elevate… to celebrate, inspire, and ignite your imagination! Celebrate AC's artistic bravery and unique learning environment! AC's storytelling awaits you!

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