To commemorate the resilient spirit of African Americans and to celebrate Juneteenth, #TheBounceBackRDU, a virtual storytelling event, will stream live on YouTube and Facebook, 7 pm, Friday, June 19, 2020.
#TheBounceBackRDU features eight African Americans sharing stories about a time they fell down but didn’t stay down – they bounced back. The series is produced by Alexus Rhone, founder of Truth Meet Story, LLC, in partnership with Raleigh Arts and SEEK Raleigh.
The pre-recorded stories will stream live on YouTube and Facebook, and include a post-show Q&A with the storytellers.
- Alexus Rhone (moderator/producer), Truth Meet Story, LLC, “Traditioning: A People Without a Formative Narrative”
- Ruby A. Jackson, Sports and S.T.E.M. Advocate – “Playing Small: An African American Woman in Corporate America”
- Star Robinson, CEO, Tru-Star-Power is Knowledge, LLC; professor, Livingstone College – “The 3 Times I Considered Suicide”
- Marcia Mattox, artist/owner, Mattox Life Consulting – “How To Fix A Broken Heart”
- Adé, owner, Dounou Cuisine – “From West Africa to East Coast America: An Adoption Narrative”
- Pastor Robert Parrish – “Mama Knows Best (even when it hurts)”
- Ian Parks, president, Teens Have A Voice 2 (nonprofit) – “The Day My Dream Was Crushed”
- Ghazi Muhammad, professional speaker/storyteller and empowerment coach; founder, F.E.L.O.N. 2.0 – “The Bounce Back”
Juneteenth events in the TriangleRead about other Juneteenth events throughout the Triangle, or click on the links below.
Friday, June 19, 2020
Saturday, June 20, 2020