Engaging site specific monologue series, dance, poetry readings, panels, performance installations, and a headlining performance, this in-person and digital space celebrated the history of Ile Ife Black Humanitarian Center and its contemporary legacies makes space for collective dreaming about the futures of staying power. Featured performers include: ursula rucker, Angela Davis Johnson and muthi reed of Hollerin Space: HOLD ON (Philadelphia/ the Delta/ Burkeville/ Bulbancha), Theatre in the X, Aisha Fukushima and many more. The event will also feature an artist talk about the role of Black private and home spaces in cultural production featuring Staying Power artist Sadie Barnette, and Tiona Nekkia McClodden.
The Staying Power Civic Fair is a special program of Staying Power, an outdoor art exhibition and program series in the Fairhill-Hartranft neighborhood of Philadelphia hosted by The Village of Arts and Humanities and curated with Monument Lab.
For on-site attendees: Please remember to wear a face mask and keep a 6-foot distance from other visitors to the exhibition.