36. WORKSHOP: When the Lions Speak
“Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.” – Chinua Achebe
At a very young age Jovan Mays learned the importance of being a historian of his own ancestry. In this multifaceted workshop we will dive into the power of using history as a tool to channel creativity, cultivate a deeper sense of identity, and most of all continue the prominence of the oral tradition. We will investigate the forever undulating stories of our antiquity that always seem to call us, the methods we can use to bring them into a modern context, and ensure that they don’t get washed away like so many other tales of our ancestral past. We ask that attendees be cued with the expectation to do the writing and self-exploration.