Detroit '67 Arts Engagement Event Schedule

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(All Events are FREE, unless otherwise noted) 

EDGE Happy Hour:  Sandra Bassett
Fri, Feb 22 | 6:00-7:30 pm | Lobby

Kicking off opening night of Detroit ’67 with soul, funk, and Motown music.

EDGE Happy Hour:  Artists for Change
Sat, Feb 23 | 5:30-7:30pm | North Patio
Six Poets will compare the 21st century Black experience to the Civil Rights Movement. Poets will express their reality and discuss how the years have changed but history is repeating itself.

Post-Show Discussion:  Beyond Policing - Community Strategies for Safety
Sun, Feb 24 | Following Matinee

The City of Phoenix currently has the highest officer-related related shootings in the nation. This panels features the work and insight of community organizers who strive to make possible community safety beyond policing.
Facilitated by:
Ashley Hare (ReFrame Youth Arts Center)
Joseph Larios (InSite Consultants), Lola N'Sangou (Justice That Works), and Ralph Remington (Director)

Storytelling Event:  When I Fell in Love with Black Women presented by Venus Clapback
Wed, Feb 27 | 6-9 pm | Lakeside

We. Love. Black. Women.
Join us for a night of true stories told by members of the community who love their Black wives, sisters, mothers, daughters, girlfriends, aunts, neighbors and more. Get ready to laugh, cry and laugh some more at this special one-night storytelling event, presented by TCA and Muse & Coco of the Venus Clapback podcast/web series.
Admission is free, but you must register. Space is Limited.
Registration closed. EVENT IS FULL.

Post-Show Discussion:  moderated by Ralph Remington, Director
Sat, Mar 2 | Following Matinee

EDGE Happy Hour: Whitney Jones
Fri, Mar 8 | 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Enjoy the hip, classy, thought-provoking R&B/Soul sounds of Whitney Jones.

Post-Show Discussion:  moderated by Venus Clapback
Sat, Mar 9 | Following Matinee

Venus Clapback is a podcast and web series designed to inspire Black women to explore new ways of being. Covering everything from patriarchy and gender discrimination to culture and style, this show takes a no-holds-barred approach to challenging harmful norms. Venus Clapback aims to expand into a multimedia hub and curator of safe spaces for Black women and the allies who support them.

Meet the hosts: "Muse" & "Coco"
Ebone “Muse” Johnson is a 10-year resident of Phoenix, Arizona, with an extensive background in cultural arts and youth empowerment. Her love for community work has taken her to Upward Bound, a director position with Ujima House residential facility for teenage mothers, and countless outreach projects. Ebone has also worked in entertainment marketing for a leading local radio outlet. She now works in youth programming for Maricopa County, and also maintains a successful paint ‘n sip gallery in Glendale, Arizona. Ebone has volunteered extensively with Greater Phoenix Urban League Young Professionals, Rites of Passage, and other organizations across the Valley.

Collette “Coco” Watson is a socio-political communications professional and singer-songwriter hailing from South Carolina, now a proud resident of South Phoenix. Her past and present community involvement includes Greater Phoenix Urban League Young Professionals, East Valley NAACP, Arizona Association of Black Journalists, Rites of Passage and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Collette is also co-founder of a creative production studio, Black River Life Media, which is the parent company of Venus Clapback.

Post-Show Discussion:  moderated by Dr. Neal Lester
Sun, Mar 10 | Following Matinee

Neal A. Lester, PhD is Foundation Professor of English and Founding Director of Project Humanities at Arizona State University. He has been a Professor of English at Arizona State University since 1997, having taught previously at the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa)—the first African American faculty member tenured in the Department of English--and at the University of Montevallo (AL). Dr. Lester earned his B.A. in English and was Valedictorian at the State University of West Georgia (Carrollton). He took his M.A. and Ph.D. in English at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) and is the first African American to receive the doctorate degree in English at Vanderbilt. His areas of specialization are African American literature and cultural studies.

Post-Show:  Cultural Change to Social Change
Fri, Mar 15

What is the role of arts and culture in forming a more just society? Join us for a panel to discuss the ways that artists and cultural workers strategize to make social impact.
Facilitated by: Mary Stephens
Panelists: Ralph Remington (Director), Ashley Hare (ReFrame Youth Arts Center), Virginia Grise (Playwright & Performer)

EDGE Happy Hour: DJ Muchacho
Sat, Mar 16 | 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Muchacho Mike will provide the perfect complement to TCA's Detroit '67 show. Grab a drink and join him as he takes you through decades of soul, R&B, and the oldies you grew up loving along with a mix of some of today's soul artists inspired by the greats.