PREVIEW: Value the Voice

Value the Voice is a moth-style story-telling event series on campus that has been going on since Fall of 2017. The event is co-sponsored by the Department of African and Afro-American Studies and the Comprehensive Studies Program and draws on the long and significant history of story telling stemming from West African culture. Each event features a different focus and students, faculty, alumni, and community members are welcome to come share their stories. This week Value the Voice is focusing on the theme of The Shoulders of Giants. The event will take place in the University of Michigan’s Museum of Art basement auditorium at 7pm and is open to all. I’m curious to see how the nature of the sponsoring programs will influence the nature of the stories shared and the audience at the event, also how its location in the UMMA might influence the ambiance of the event. I’m excited for this event as I have been interested in attending Moth events in the past but never been to one. I once attended a podcast recording which featured individuals in the STEM community sharing their experiences with the intersection of the STEM field and their personal lives. After attending this event I’m excited to see how Value the Voice and see how the stories of people in my community will resonate with me and teach me about those associated with my school

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