Celebrating Juneteenth with Stories, Poems and Conversation featuring Binnie Tate Wilkin, Professional Storyteller
Free Online Symposium
The SJSU School of Information is hosting a free online symposium in celebration of Juneteenth Day.
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.)
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
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.)