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Macomb County, Twisted Storytellers will partner to showcase stories that tackle race and diversity

NewsPreviewShow Announcement September 08, 2015 Encore Staff

One Macomb and Welcoming Michigan will partner with The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers to tackle race and cultural diversity through the art and craft of storytelling. TSSOTS is a winner of the Detroit Knight Arts Challenge, which funds projects that engage and enrich Detroit through the arts.

“It is important that Macomb County acknowledges its diverse population by participating in initiatives such as Welcoming America,” said Executive Hackel. “We want all of our residents to know that we appreciate their making Macomb County their home.”

“In order for Macomb County to be competitive in the global market, we need to operate from a multinational and multicultural perspective,” said Assistant County Executive Pam Lavers. “Immigrants not only bring us those perspectives, they also create jobs, pay taxes and buy goods in Macomb County and across the whole region.”

“Rodney King said it best,” said TSSOTS Executive Director Satori Shakoor. “Can we all just get along?”

The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers next event “It’s A Trip” will take place at 7:30 p.m., Friday, September 18, 2015 at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History 315 E. Warren, Detroit. Featuring storytellers Amir Bagdadchi, Steve Gold, Oneita Jackson, Theo Parrish and Pastor Alvin Thomas with musical guest Krystal Thomas and dance guests Bobby Green and Tamara Patterson, Satori Shakoor will host the evening.

The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers is monthly storytelling event that features real people who tell true stories live onstage. It is a licensed production of The Society for the Re-Institutionalization of Storytelling, a Michigan 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a global mission to connect humanity, heal and transform community and to provide an uplifting, thought-provoking, soul-cleansing entertainment experience through the art and craft of storytelling.

OneMacomb works to promote multiculturalism and inclusion in Macomb County. For more information, visit OneMacomb on Facebook, Twitter or www.diversity.macombgov.org.

Tickets are $16-$20. To purchase tickets, and for additional information and to watch video performances, please visit: www.secretstorytellers.org or call 313-744-6037.

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