Celebrating Juneteenth with Stories, Poems and Conversation featuring Binnie Tate Wilkin, Professional Storyteller
Free Online Symposium

Webcasts Binnie Tate Wilkin

The SJSU School of Information is hosting a free online symposium in celebration of Juneteenth Day. 

The recording will be posted in early July.

Agenda

I. Welcome (10 – 10:05 a.m.) Dr. Anthony Chow, SJSU iSchool Director

II. Stories, Poems and Conversation with Binnie Tate Wilkin (10:05 – 11:05 a.m.)

JUNTEENTH RAP

THE PEOPLE COULD FLY
Folk story about slavery recorded by Virginia Hamilton in a book by the same name

LEGEND OF THE BLACK-EYED PEAS
A fiction tale about “sharecropping” written by the storyteller

YARD BROOM MAMA
Poem written by the storyteller

HERITAGE HANDSHAKE (audience participation)

BRER RABBIT AND BRER PARTRIDGE
This folk story has been traced to the Gullah/Geechee people of African descent – the chants are original, added by the storyteller

THEZIN
A Haitian story chosen to remember poverty and the plight of children in the African Diaspora.

STOMP DOWN FREEDOM
Stomp it down, stomp it down, we’re gonna stomp down freedom today!

III. Questions and Answers (11:05 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.)

IV. Concluding Remarks (11:20 – 11:30 a.m.)

Individuals requiring real-time captioning/closed captions or other accommodations should contact Sue Alman as soon as possible.

Juneteenth Online  Symposium