0609 Dickson at CCB

  • Friday, June 9, 2017 from 6:30-8:30pm
  • Community Church of Boston
  • 565 Boylston St., Copley Square
  • Second floor in the Lothrop Auditorium (handicap accessible)

A Discussion on “The Influence of Africa on Traditional Folk Culture in Cuba & the U.S.” with AfroCuban Artist & Activist Mirna Padrón Dickson
with Sisters In Stitches Joined by the Cloth

Black Cuban feminists, cultural promoters, and educators, Mirna Padrón Dickson and Diarenis Rosa Calderon Tartabull direct an independent artistic-social project called MirArte Diadia.  They consider themselves agents of change who use their creativity as a vehicle for social transformation. They apply a differential and intersectional approach that uses their experiences in Political Education in Human Rights and the Culture of Peace, with a gender perspective.

Members of Sisters In Stitches Joined By The Cloth quilt guild will join Artist Mirna Padrón Dickson as she discusses the work process of artists and creators who demonstrate through visual anthropology the influence of Africa and its diaspora in traditional folk culture of Cuba and the relationship with the Caribbean and the United States.

Join us for the discussion and viewing of paintings and quilts.