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Pygmalion: Ayana Contreras

Rose Bowl Tavern

106 N. Race St.

Urbana, Illinois 61801


(217) 367-7031


Category

Workshops & Education

Hours

September 24, 2022

5:30pm - 6:15pm

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Ayana Contreras is a cultural historian, memory worker, radio DJ and archivist.  An avid collector with over 8000 vintage vinyl records, she hosts the Reclaimed Soul program on WBEZ and Vocalo Radio in Chicago. She is also a columnist for DownBeat magazine, and her writings have been published in Chicago Review, Oxford American and Bandcamp Daily among other publications. Her book on Post-Civil Rights Era cultural history, titled Energy Never Dies: Afro-Optimism and Creativity in Chicago, was published December 2021 through University of Illinois Press. 

Category

Workshops & Education

Hours

September 24, 2022

5:30pm - 6:15pm

View Website

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