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Black Quilters: Hard Topics, Soft Blows

Hosted by Carmel Clay Public Library

Join Dr. Tony Jean Dickerson of the Advancing Racial Equity Speakers Bureau for a free community event hosted by Carmel Clay Public Library.

July 18
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Carmel Clay Public Library
425 E. Main Street
Carmel, IN 46032 United States

Event Details

Join Carmel Clay Public Library as it hosts Dr. Tony Jean Dickerson of the Advancing Racial Equity Speakers Bureau. Dr. Dickerson will present her talk Black Quilters: Hard Topics, Soft Blows. The event is free but registration is required.

Arts hold a vital place of importance in our society. Quilts, often seen as “women’s work” and “sheer arts and crafts” by some, actually have a prominent place in telling the struggles and triumphs of many cultures. Moreover, the African American community has fought to tell its stories and quilts have been used as an important vehicle to tell these stories. From individuals and guilds alike, the artistry of African American quilters can no longer be denied as frontrunners of the quilting scene.

Dr. Tony Jean Dickerson (she/her) was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, and has earned degrees from Lincoln University, University of Central Missouri, and University of Missouri-Kansas City. In 2019, after a successful thirty-year career in education she earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Kansas. She returned home in 2017 and became the lead faculty for Martin University’s School of Education’s Teacher Preparation Program in June of 2022. Besides teaching, Dr. Dickerson is a nationally recognized quilter and is a member of 8 local and national quilt guilds including the founding president of the Akoma Ntoso Modern Quilt Guild of Central Indiana.

Note: This event is part of Indiana Humanities’ Advancing Racial Equity Community Read program.