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[EVENT] Out of the Box Struggle and Triumph: The Story of Henry “Box” Brown

[EVENT] Out of the Box Struggle and Triumph: The Story of Henry “Box” Brown
Henry Box Brown

“Birthing,” by Washington, DC-based artist Stanley Squirewell, an original artwork inspired by the story of Henry “Box” Brown, will be on view at upcoming Festival events.

The Brothers’ Network is pleased to invite you to the premiere event of the Henry “Box” Brown Festival. Our festival will feature African-American men who are choreographers, filmmakers, actors, writers, and composers who will interpret artistically the story of Henry “Box” Brown.

Henry Box Brown

Our launch event on Friday, June 21, at 7 p.m. is a symposium on the pedagogy of oppression featuring some of the region’s leading African-American thinkers, intellectuals and scholars:

  • Robert Miller, Ph.D., playwright and adjunct professor of religion at Rowan University
  • Tony Monteiro, Ph.D., distinguished lecturer in African-American studies and associate director of the Institute for the Study of Race and Social Thought at Temple University
  • Lourin Plant, DMA, operatic baritone and professor of voice at Rowan University
  • Teri Ravenell, J.D., associate professor of law at Villanova University
  • The Rev. Charles Rice, M.Div., chaplain and assistant professor of philosophy and religion at Ursinus College
  • Paule Turner, MFA, choreographer and assistant professor of dance at Rowan University

Our distinguished panel will lead an exploration from historical, cultural, legal, literary and artistic perspectives on the struggle for freedom. This lively participatory conversation will enlighten and engage you. The conversation begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 21, 2013, at The Brothers’ Network’s office suite, just off the Avenue of the Arts at 1315 Walnut Street, Suite 320, Philadelphia, Pa.

Please be our guest at this conversation. There is no cost to attend.


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