Seward House Museum, Auburn NY, October First Friday Event bill berry, publisher, and CEO of aaduna reads from his performance piece, “The Intricacies of a Madman,” at the Seward House Museum First Friday Event, October 1, 2021 bill berry, publisher, and CEO of aaduna shared his dynamics of being “mad” within the conceptual framework of race, culture, societal acceptance and trying to be human in 21 st century America. Reading from his performance piece, “The Intricacies of a Madman,” bill supplemented that work with his essays, “The Artificiality of Celebration,” followed by “A Different Face of Diversity.” bill also offered up short news briefs that addressed the achievement of African American woman judge, Saundra Brown who serves as the Senior Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California; Albert Einstein’s view on racism as a “disease of white people” articulated at Lincoln University in 1946; the defacement of George Floyd statues in NYC and New Je
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bill berry, jr., CEO/Publisher aaduna bill berry will share personal dynamics of being “mad” within the conceptual framework of race, culture, societal acceptance and trying to be hu man in 21 st century America. He will read his performance piece, “The Intricacies of a Madman” premiered at the Auburn Unitarian Universalist Society in his not too distant past. “Madman” will be supplemented by his essays, “The Artificiality of Celebration,” “A Different Face of Diversity” and a few of his most irrelevant, biting prose/poetry meanderings such as the “Unforgiven.” Karen Faris Karen Faris, poet, writer, and mixed media artist based in Rochester, will read from her 2020 chapbook, The Death of Compassion , as well as present her performance poem, “Sermon From the Mountaintop.” Karen delivered this work as part of the restaging of Anna Halprin's “The Blank Placard Project” led by Rose Pasquerello Beauchamp from the University of Rochester's Dance and Movement department.
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We are extremely saddened to learn of the passing of an esteemed elder poet, writer, activist, teacher and inspiration to all segments of the community…Jackie Warren-Moore. Here is the link to the newspaper that Ms. Warren-Moore wrote for: Syracuse author, activist and columnist Jackie Warren-Moore dies at 71 - syracuse.com On November 10, 2018 , Ms. Warren-Moore was a featured reader along with two other women poets at a special aaduna event titled, “Fierce.” This event was convened at the Women’s Rights National Historic Park in Seneca Falls, New York. Left to Right Front: Karen Faris, featured poet, Jackie Warren-Moore featured poet. Back Row: Zack/Cora Frank, Visual Information Specialist/Women's Rights National Park, Cyd Charisse Fulton, featured poet, bill berry jr., CEO/Publisher aaduna Inc., and Denice DeLucia, Acting Chief of Interpretation and Education/Education-Training Specialist/Volunteer Coordinator, Women's Rights National Park, "Fierce,&q