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World Storytelling Day 2020: VOYAGES OF THE IMAGINATION

From April 16, 2020 6:00 pm until April 16, 2020 9:00 pm
Posted by Citizens for Global Solutions, Minnesota
Larry Johnson, 612-747-3904
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Cost: FREE Description: Our stories celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of innovative Italian educator Gianni Rodari. His Grammar of Fantasy, translated by folklorist Jack Zipes, encourages imagination in education. We are also cognizant that Einstein said: “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” And we believe that too often those most imaginative and creative are dismissed by dominant culture as “crazy” or “down and out.” 6:00 p.m. RECEPTION and INFORMATION TABLING with STORY ARTS MN, BLACK STORYTELLERS ALLIANCE, PLYMOUTH STROBEL DROP-IN, PLYMOUTH OUTREACH, and other organizations reflecting Plymouth Church’s extensive social justice outreach in areas of mental health, racism, homelessness, gun violence, environment, education and more. Storytellers: HANNAH CAMPBELL GUSTAFSON: Outreach Coordinator for Plymouth Church BARBARA HAVERBERG: World’s Best Public Transit User and Strobel Drop-in Participant to the Max LARRY JOHNSON: Strobel Drop-in Coordinator; World Storytelling Day Organizer; author of Sixty-One and Winner of 2019 Veterans Voices Award from the Mn Humanities Center TONY WENTERSDORF: Musician/Storyteller; Bob Dylan Sound-Alike Contest winner; speaker for NAMI JACK ZIPES: U of M Professor Emeritus; originator of Children’s Theatre Neighborhood Bridges program; internationally known authority on storytelling and folklore; author, editor, translator of over 50 books. NOTHANDO ZULU: Director of Black Storytellers Alliance and the annual Minnesota Signifyin’ and Testifyin’ Black Storytellers Festival. Sponsored by Plymouth Congregational Church


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