University of Rochester

EVENT: "Striding Toward Freedom," a presentation by Sankofa the Storyteller (David A. Anderson)

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in the Havens Lounge in Wilson Commons on the University of Rochester's River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to public

February 25, 2003

David A. Anderson will perform as Sankofa the Storyteller, retelling stories about the struggle for freedom in a presentation titled "Striding Toward Freedom," from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in the Havens Lounge of Wilson Commons on the University of Rochester's River Campus.

A Rochester resident, Anderson is chairman of the Rochester-Monroe County Freedom Trail Commission and a teacher of African-American studies at Rochester area colleges. He also has performed at various events, including the annual National Black Storytelling Festivals. He directed the festival and conference in 2000 and received the Zora Neale Hurston Award.

His award-winning storybooks include The Origin of Life on Earth: An African Creation Myth and The Rebellion of Humans: An African Spiritual Journey. He also is the author of Kwanzaa: An Everyday Resource and Instructional Guide.

Anderson's presentation is sponsored by the Departments of Anthropology and English, the Undergraduate Anthropology Council, and the College Diversity Roundtable at the University of Rochester. The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Department of Anthropology at (585) 275-8614.




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