Before the InterPlay Leaders Gathering

Leaders of Color Pre-Leaders Convening

An opportunity to connect and reconnect
Masankho Banda and Carolyn Renée

Bangor, PA

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 • 12 – 6 pm

This convening for Leaders of Color is an opportunity to reconnect and bond prior to the official start of the Leaders Gathering. A great deal of momentum has gathered among InterPlay Leaders of Color since the 2017 gathering through the launch of the Insight Group, and the Co-Liaisons to Leaders/People of Color's efforts. The time together prior to the start of the leaders gathering will be an opportunity to reground as a group body of LOC. The group will have latitude to shape its time together. Lunch will be served.

Scholarships are available for the Leaders Gathering which will begin that Wednesday evening.

If you are planning to attend this year's gathering, it is important to begin making plans now! We are a few short weeks away from the magic of InterPlay's annual Leaders Gathering. More details about registration, travel and logistics for the Leaders Gathering...

Cost: No additional cost

Registration/Information: For more info: Carolyn Renée (carolynrenee1@gmail.com) or Masankho (ucandanc@yahoo.com)

Venue

Kirkridge

2495 Fox Gap Road
Bangor, PA 18013
Kirkridge is a retreat center located on a ridge of the beautiful Kittatinny Ridge of Northeast Pennsylvania, overlooking the Delaware Valley. For the past 75 years, they have served a wide community of people of good faith, no faith, and interfaith – and providing safe harbor to all.
Leaders
Masankho Banda
Masankho is a multi - disciplinary Performing Artist, Certified InterPlay Leader, Educator and PeaceBuilder. He brings many unique perspectives to his work around the world. He learned the fine arts of storytelling and dance from his Malawian culture spending many long days and nights listening to stories and dancing to music that captivated his mind, shaped his being, nourished his soul and strengthened his spirit. Using performing arts Masankho motivates and inspires people of all ages to work together to bring about peace, social justice and cultural understanding. In 1997, he started UCanDanc? African Healing Arts to bring his passion for dance and storytelling to communities around the world. Masankho has been a Certified InterPlay Leader since 1999.
Carolyn Renée
Carolyn Renée is a teaching and performing artist, organizer and administrator. She is also former Executive Director of Alternate ROOTS, a nonprofit that supports the creation and presentation of original art rooted in communities of place, tradition or spirit. Since the early 2000s, through her work with Alternate ROOTS, and the Mississippi Arts Commission she worked closely with the nonprofit community and arts organizations throughout the southeast United States and the District of Columbia to organize workshops, learning exchanges, retreats, showcases and member gatherings. Carolyn Renée is a teaching artist with Synchronicity Theatre’s “Playmaking For Girls” program. Playmaking for Girls empowers incarcerated girls, refugees, and foster care girls through the medium of play-writing, theatre games, and performance. In 2015, she received funding from The City of Atlanta’s Office of Cultural Affairs for her original play, The Mother Daughter Dialogues. Carolyn Renée is a singer, songwriter and storyteller. In the InterPlay organization, she is a Co-Liaison Leader to InterPlay Leaders and People of Color. In May 2017, she served as the lead organizer for the first ever InterPlay People of Color Retreat. Coming from a family of healers, she’s a third degree Naturopathic Reiki Master, and offers Reiki certifications throughout the United States in partnership with A Life of Peace Education and Wellness Institute. She uses "Carolyn Renée" as her full name.

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