Thu, Mar 10

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Courtyard by Marriott, Akron Downtown

Walking Tour with Helanius J. Wilkins: Howard St. & the Innerbelt

Join choreographer Helanius J. Wilkins (Boulder, CO) for a walking tour in downtown Akron to explore ideas around belonging, community, and reconnection to the land.

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Walking Tour with Helanius J. Wilkins: Howard St. & the Innerbelt

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Mar 10, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Courtyard by Marriott, Akron Downtown, 41 Furnace St, Akron, OH 44308, USA

About the Event

Boulder, CO-based choreographer Helanius J Wilkins will be in residence at NCCAkron the week of March 6. His current choreographic research includes going on walks in public spaces and as a Black man in this country today unpacking/reclaiming/restitching the concept of 'belonging.'  He would like to invite Akronites to join him on these walks while he's in residence here. This community connecting and embodied research will inform a larger project NCCAkron is supporting with Helanius called The Conversation Series: Stitching the Geopolitical Quilt to Re-Body Belonging. You can read more about Helanius' project here.

On Thursday, March 10, join Helanius for a walking tour of Howard Street, the center of African-American culture in Akron during the mid-20th century; and the Innerbelt, the highway that cut through Akron in the 1970s.

This community event is free. 

This event takes place outdoors. Please wear apparel and shoes suitable for walking, and bring a bottle of water. 

In the event of a weather cancellation, we will contact you by no later than noon on the day of the walking tour.

Image: a vintage postcard of Howard Street in Akron.

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