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Friday, October 18 • 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Closing Keynote: Jaki Shelton-Green, "Celebrating The Power of Our Stories: Building Community One Story at a Time"

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Joan Didion once stated..."We tell ourselves stories in order to live." What is your story? What is your relationship with all of your constantly revolving stories. How do we carry, hold, preserve, and celebrate our stories. Jaki Shelton Green believes that we are all human museums and invites us to dig digger in our repertoire of  "what we keep, keeps us."

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Jaki Shelton Green

North Carolina Poet Laureate
Jaki Shelton Green is the first African American and third woman to be appointed as the North Carolina Poet Laureate. When he appointed her in 2018, Governor Cooper stated that "Jaki Shelton Green brings a deep appreciation of our state's diverse communities to her role as an ambassador... Read More →

Friday October 18, 2019 12:30pm - 1:20pm EDT
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