CONNECT THE GENERATIONS THROUGH THE POWER OF STORYTELLING AND TO THEIR SHARED HISTORY.
Rhode Island Black Storytellers (RIBS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the awareness, appreciation, and application of Black Storytelling in Rhode Island through performance, as well as through educational and cultural experiences. Throughout the year, the organization offers workshops in storytelling, writing, and related arts as a part of the development of the next generation of storytellers along with professional development workshops for those interested in enhancing cultural awareness, and improving their performances and communication skills. All these elements come together to create Funda Fest.
The messages in the stories are a vehicle for socio-emotional learning, the potential for connecting storytelling to literacy, and our ability to provide students with an opportunity to hear and tell stories that are connected to their heritage. Our opportunities to also engage teachers to better understand and connect with their diverse student population.
Each year, schools all over Rhode Island have storytellers come in and provide a place of discovery and exploration of the diverse ways we express ourselves.
Creating inter-generational connection through the power of storytelling.
By the power of storytelling, educating and empowering pride and understanding of shared heritage.
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