Start: Saturday, February 17, 2024 6:00PM
End: Saturday, February 17, 2024 8:00PM
First Unitarian Church of Dallas presents the next installment of our Worth and Dignity Engagements on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 6 pm with Pamela Bailey, nationally published author and speaker and creator of the Antebellum Diaspora Project.
The lyceum, entitled "Reclaiming Kumbaya," will feature music and stories from the African American experience followed by a question-and-answer session. All are welcome to join us for this special evening designed to open the conversation around forced migrations and the reconnection of emancipation descendants.
Worth And Dignity Engagements (WADE) at First Unitarian Church of Dallas help us go deep, encourage understanding, and transform lives in the pursuit of worth and dignity for all.
About Pamela Bailey
Pamela Bailey is a nationally published author, educator, speaker, and podcaster. She is the founder of Blue Rose Media Group, LLC., a multimedia company that promotes racial healing, equity, and social justice through truthful and powerful storytelling across media.
She is a public scholar with an interest in preserving the folkways and humanities of American-born enslaved and emancipated people and their descendants through the arts. The importance of her own family's history was inculcated into her upbringing by her parents, who shared ancestral stories and music that had been passed down for generations in their respective families.
Pamela has a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing from Queens University of Charlotte, North Carolina, and an undergraduate degree in Business Marketing from South Carolina State University, an HBCU in Orangeburg, South Carolina. She worked for several years as an adjunct professor at a 4-year private university in Dallas, Texas. While teaching world literature to her students, Pamela was inspired to create a lyceum to share the music and history of the African American experience that her students felt had been largely absent from their formal educational experiences. She is currently a member of Southern Methodist University's Oral History Cluster.
As a public scholar and the creator of the Antebellum Diaspora Project and a podcast with the same name, Pamela is afforded many opportunities to collaborate with scholars in the US and internationally on the subject of forced migration of American-born enslaved people and the lasting effects of forced family separations on their descendants today.