Booklet Created by Allena Brazier
Event Coordinator/Manager- Allena Brazier
Logo Design- Allena Brazier
Flyer- Sam Pounders
Freedom Village Gathering was an insightful conversation with Faye Dant, Roberta Rogers, and Gwen Moore on black place-making in our communities along the Mississippi River, including Mill Creek Valley, Missouri, Hannibal, Missouri, and Brooklyn, Illinois. Speakers crossed land and generations, sharing their valued lived experiences, historical references, and future visions. Connesctor of people and nature, Saundi blessed the Performance Artist Basmin held space for Honoring the Water. Afterwards, a Sunday Meal was shared.
Faye Dant-Jim's Journey: Huck Finn Freedom Center Hannibal, MO
Roberta Rogers-Historical Society of Brooklyn, IL
Gwen Moore-Missouri History Museum
Basmin- Performance Artist
Des Lee Gallery Installation
Fabric Stories is a community art project developed by Allena Marie Brazier.
Participants created their Fabric Story using various fabric colors as an art form to express their emotion about a personal story or event they wanted to tell.
During this process, some students also verbally told their stories. Some personalized their Fabric Story by attaching a small card to their story with a special message, their name, a loved one’s name, or important date. This installation includes the Fabric Stories of approximately 60 students from Lizzy’s Kids, Bryan Hill Elementary School, and college students from the Community Art Engagement class at Washington University.
Fabric Stories for Untold Black Stories Event-specific to the underrepresented African descent community in Alton, IL.