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Ayana Contreras at Pygmalion

Event Type
Festival/Celebration
Sponsor
Pygmalion
Location
25 O'Clock Brewing Co, 208 W Griggs St, Urbana, IL 61801
Date
Sep 24, 2022   5:30 - 6:15 pm  
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Originating Calendar
University of Illinois Press Events Calendar

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. 

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