The event blends the entities’ joint interests in social justice, self-expression, immigration narrative and the ways people create a better world. The evening will feature the stories of Anne Bradstreet, Phillip English, Jenny Slew, The Public Universal Friend, Sarah Parker Remond and Harriet Hosmer. A narrated fashion show, live music, a conversation circle and a mini migration with The Tree of Care + Wonder around Derby Square are FREE and open to everyone.
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Laetitia Kotto Kotto Mouyema, who will be portraying Jenny Slew, and who also is working on the wardrobe design says “True freedom is emotional freedom. We live in a time with a lot of material freedoms but to express your real emotions is to truly be free. When I wear something I question ‘Does this make me feel safe? Does this make me feel strong? Do I feel like a princess?”
Toward the end of the evening, participants will be invited to share their thoughts about how they experience freedom through the fashion choices they make in their own lives.
About History Alive
History Alive, Inc. makes new theatre from true stories of the past. We choose playful, interactive theatre so that actors and audience together can broaden their understanding of the present. The company also seeks to invigorate the local economy by designing activities which connect the community and its visitors to a distinct, local history.
About The Tree of Care+Wonder
The Tree of Care + Wonder is a large scale sculpture of a whimsical tree featuring migrant stories and a magical canopy! The Tree of Care + Wonder Árbol del Cuidado + del Maravillas will transform streets in Salem into community spaces of art and friendship to demonstrate the potential of streets to do more than move cars: local artists (poets, visual, musicians, dance, and theatre) will collaborate to produce civic- art events centered on migration stories, food memories, local history, and novel visions of how a future city might take care of and bring wonder to its residents.
Claudia Paraschiv is an architect and public artist living in Salem with her family. She founded Studioful Design, a practice for architecture, community art, and neighborhood design. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Salem Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. Supported in part by a grant from the Creative County Initiative of the Essex County Community Foundation.