Earlham President, David Dawson RE: Diversity Work

Press Release:

earlham logoFriends,

Last week’s diversity-related events have sharply and passionately reminded our community of both the crucial importance and real difficulties of becoming the kind of educational community we say we want to be.

What do we say about our community? — “Earlham is an educational community, informed by the distinctive perspectives and values of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), and aimed at providing the highest quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences. We strive to be a community of mutual support, responsibility, and accountability.”

What do we say are our principles? — “Respect for persons, integrity, a commitment to peace and justice, simplicity, and community decision-making shape Earlham’s community. Together these principles reflect Earlham’s strong Quaker tradition.”

How do we say we put our principles into practice? — “Principles and Practices is a statement of the values that guide those of us who live and work at Earlham College and who form its communities: students, teaching and administrative faculty, and staff.” “Principles and Practices also provides the foundation for campus policies that apply to all members of the community.”

— Statements above taken from Principles and Practices

We can all take pride in Earlham’s distinctive character as an institution of higher education. This past week, however, a group of students reminded us that we cannot take our principles and practices for granted. They have made the community aware of ways in which their experiences at Earlham are not consistent with Earlham’s aspirations and intent. For them, as well as for others, our practices have not been seen as being consistent with our principles. Following their expression of dissonance, the entire community has begun, through various meetings this past week, to better understand what is causing persons to feel disrespected, unwelcome, or misunderstood. This listening has only begun, and we have more to do.

As we listen, we are also beginning to identify what action steps can and will be taken to bring about changes that are needed. This work of listening, self-examination and collaboration is hard work that we all must embrace. We say that at Earlham, we value every voice and seek to allow every voice to be heard in an atmosphere characterized by respect and real listening focused on understanding. Even if, or especially if, we have doubts whether we always adhere to these ideals, we can and must support one another as we work together to strive to do better.

As we listen and make our action plans, we must also hold ourselves accountable to being the Earlham we claim and want to be. Earlham is not a utopia separated from the challenges faced by unique and diverse people everywhere; we all want and deserve to be respected and valued.

How are we going to do these things? How are we going to embrace and live into our commitment to the goals of our Diversity Aspiration Vision Statement, and for making real — and not just rhetorical — our commitment to Earlham’s core values of respect for persons, integrity, peace and justice, simplicity and community, as expressed in our Principles and Practices?

In this message, I want to address these questions by focusing on two imperatives of our current situation:

  1. Some of the ways the College will work to consider productively the points made in the document entitled “List of Requirements Concerning Students of Color” and related concerns
  2. Some of the ways the College will work to create a campus environment in which we can work together in the best Earlham spirit of respectful dialogue and cooperation.

How we will work to assess feasibility and make appropriate progress on the document of requirements and related concerns

Earlham students of color who raised concerns and goals in a document circulated last Monday across campus have asked for a statement indicating that the President and the College administration support their work for structural change to improve diversity and inclusion on campus.

This is the College’s clear answer: Yes, we wholeheartedly support the efforts of these students, and indeed the efforts of all community members, to work diligently to improve our organization and processes so as to produce the real changes that will address the actual needs and aspirations necessary for Earlham to live out its ideals for diversity and inclusion. And just to be absolutely clear: I personally am committed to this goal, as is the rest of the College administration and the Board of Trustees. As promised, the student document has been provided to the Board, which will begin its own assessment of the appropriateness and feasibility of the document’s many stated requirements at this week’s Board meeting, especially those where action would require significant financial resources or alterations in policies under the Board authority. It must be understood, however, that there can be no presumption that the College will be able to do all the things on the list of requirements.

It is also very evident and most important that Earlham faculty are also committed to these goals, as is indicated by the faculty’s consensus decision well over a decade ago to create a special standing faculty committee, the Diversity Progress Committee (DPC), whose charge includes assessing the College’s progress on diversity and inclusion and identifying “systematic problems that emerge or persist, and needs for new directions.”

As I indicated to student leaders who circulated the document last Monday, their document has been formally placed before the DPC, and I have asked that committee to analyze each of the points of the document and produce specific recommendations for action to the senior administration and to the faculty, as appropriate to each group.

I understand that time for consultation with campus offices and faculty will be required to analyze these complex and many-layered concerns and focus them into specific actions that are feasible for the College.

But I also understand the need to move forward quickly. Consequently, I have asked the DPC to recommend to the senior administration approaches to the following four items, which, if approved, could be initiated as early as the beginning of the fall semester 2016 and no later than the conclusion of the fall 2016 semester.

  1. Diversity and inclusion training for all members of the Earlham teaching faculty, administrative faculty, staff, and students
  2. Establishment of neutral personnel, place, and process for complaint reporting and responsiveness
  3. Establishment of DPC website providing transparency of committee activity, including specific recommendations for action and feasible timelines, and ways for readers to provide reaction and input
  4. Re-establishment of the Student Diversity Council, which should be designed to provide meaningful and ongoing input to the DPC

I expect that the DPC in the course of its analysis will produce further recommended actions for consideration that are responsive to other aspects of the student document or associated diversity issues beyond those stated in the document itself.

In order to further enhance the effectiveness of the DPC, I have also asked that the DPC conveners meet bi-weekly with me and senior staff, and that the full committee join a special senior staff meeting approximately every 5-6 weeks. This will ensure that recommendations for specific action coming from the DPC will be placed directly in front of the senior administrators who oversee the various areas of the College and who are empowered to implement mutually agreed upon actions that are appropriate and feasible.

In cases where the items proposed would require formal faculty action, the appropriate steps will be taken to ensure that those recommended actions be placed before the appropriate faculty committee or the faculty as a whole, as Faculty Handbook procedures require. In addition, I and other senior administrators will seek to work closely with the DPC to establish more direct conversations with different areas of the College, including Student Government, academic divisions, campus offices and other areas, to open up more opportunities for voices to be heard and for individuals to get to know one another better.

How the College will strive to create the best possible campus environment in which we can work together in the best Earlham spirit of respectful dialogue and cooperation

For the College to function well, both as an educational environment for 1100 students and as a workplace for over 350 employees, a variety of spaces — for one’s own person, for study, for group work, for personal office work, for public gatherings, as well as others — must be respected.

Not only must spaces such as these be respected, the behavior of all members of the community in such spaces should be in accordance with the values outlined for all community members in Principles and Practices, and additionally in alignment with the applicable policies for students in the Student Code of Conduct and for employees in documents such as the Faculty Handbook and the Staff Handbook.

In order to ensure a safe and non-threatening environment on campus for everyone, in which progress on the important work described in the first part of this message can actually be done, and in order that the daily educational and other work of the College can also proceed effectively, we must recognize that we are all accountable for our words and actions in light of official College policy documents such as those noted above. The College will seek to protect our collective accountability in accordance with guidelines in these policy documents. That protection will include appropriate investigation and disciplinary steps, as circumstances may warrant.

We need to be clear on one thing: we all have the right to free speech and expression of dissent; there is no doubt about that. But we also all must recognize that our exercise of that right may have unintended or harmful consequences for members of our community if the way that right is carried out is not consistent with the conduct expectations as noted above, and especially if the exercise of our rights as viewed from the standpoint of those policies is determined to have violated the rights of others.

If we really want to strive to live out as best we can the values that define Earlham as one community, as those values are expressed in Principles and Practices , we must resolve to move forward together. A Quaker school with ideals such as consensus and respect for persons will not be able to function very well or be able to improve very much if caught in the grip of an adversarial situation that brings our will to collective effort to a standstill and impedes our capacity to move forward together.

Moving forward together includes recognizing the courage of those who stepped forward to bring us the document, of those who shared experiences in various gatherings, and of those willing to speak about how they have received and processed the document and associated events.

And move forward together we must, for without linking arms, listening carefully, sharing aspirations, helping ease one another’s pain, and providing mutual support — in short, without moving forward together, we may find ourselves unable to move forward at all.

I am fully confident, as so many have passionately affirmed to me, that we do have the capacity and can find the spirit and will to move forward together.

Sincerely,

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John David Dawson
President, Earlham College

Celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr. January 20, 2014

Dr. Martin luther king picThere are several opportunities to be inspired by the life of  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as we observe Martin Luther King Jr Day, January 20, 2014.

Barbara Cross to speak at Townsend Center 

Monday, January 20, 2014, 7:00 a.m.,  Barbara Cross will be speaking at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration Breakfast at  at Townsend Center in Richmond.  Barbara moved to Birmingham Alabama as a child in 1962 when her father was called to be a pastor at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church.  In 1963 their church was bombed, while she sat in her Sunday School class, and four little girls were killed that day.

Barbara has been a guest on Montel and Oprah along with many other speaking engagements.  She also appeared along with her father in Spike Lee’s oscar-nominated documentary “4 Little Girls”.   For breakfast reservations and more information contact: Sheila Armstead at 765-973-8534.  Cost for the breakfast is 10.00/person.

Luncheon Speaker

Barbara Cross will also be speaking at the Townsend Community Center’s Martin Luther King Day Salad Luncheon from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m ., sponsored by IU East and Ivy Tech.   Townsend is located at 855 N. 12th Street, Richmond IN.    Local talent will also perform during this event.

Earlham College Hosts:

Dr. Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons: “The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Our Leaders Chose to Forget”

mlk dr gwendolyn zoharah simmonsJanuary 20, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., according to the Earlham events office, their MLK Jr. Day speaker is “Dr. Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons, Assistant Professor of the African American Studies Program and the Department of Religion for the University of Florida. She has a long history in the area of civil rights, human rights and peace work. In her early years, Dr. Simmons was active with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and spent seven years working on voters registration and desegregation activities in Mississippi, Georgia, and Alabama during the height of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960’s. Dr. Simmons is a recipient of the Rosa Parks Quiet Courage Award.”   This event is open to the public.  Admission is free.  For more information contact the Earlham College Events office.

If you are hosting or know of any further MLK Day events, please post them in the comments below.

Boys & Girls Club Annual Smart Futures Dinner & Auction

Press release:

Boys and Girls Club Mike Lopresti

Mike Lopresti

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County will hold their Annual Smart Futures Dinner & Auction on Thursday, October 10th and have an extraordinary program that will honor Mike Lopresti.

Indiana Head Basketball Coach Tom Crean

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IU Head Basketball coach Tom Crean

The guest speaker for the event will be Indiana University Head Basketball Coach Tom Crean and special Master of Ceremonies will be Del Harris, former Earlham College Basketball Coach.

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Del Harris, Master of Ceremonies

The Smart Futures Dinner and Auction celebrates exceptional individuals who have made wise choices that have led to smart futures. They continue to inspire others by being positive role models and leaders in their communities. The 2013 Smart Futures Dinner and Auction will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a social hour at the Tom Raper Center at the Wayne County Fairgrounds, 861 Salisbury Road in Richmond, IN followed by dinner, a brief live auction featuring Roger Richert as auctioneer, and the program will end with an awards presentation. A special VIP reception with Coach Crean will take place at 5:45 PM. ALL PROCEEDS from the evening will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County.

  • When: Thursday, October 10th at 6:00 PM
  • Where: Tom Raper Center at the Wayne County Fairgrounds
  • Tickets:$75 each or $550 for table of 8 VIP reception tickets: $500 each includes dinner ticket, autographed IU basketball, photo with Coach Crean

For tickets call Jennifer at 765-962-6922 or email jochoa@bgcrichmond.org

“Beasts Of The Southern Wild” Producer Comes To Earlham

beasts of the souther wildJosh Penn ’06 will be on campus for the viewing of Beasts of the Southern Wild this Tuesday at Earlham College.

The award winning (Sundance awards) and Academy Award nominee, Beasts of the Southern Wild, will be shown at 7:00 p.m. in Goddard Auditorium.  Josh, a graduate of Earlham College in 2006, will conduct a Q&A session following the film.  General admission is 5.00 with one free ticket for those with an Earlham ID.

For tickets you can contact the box office at Earlham College.

“The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer” At Earlham College

Submitted by Earlham College Events:

farmer picThird generation alternative farmer Joel Salatin explores the industrial food vs. local transparent ecological food debate during a presentation at Earlham College.

Salatin presents “The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, in Carpenter Hall’s Goddard Auditorium. Tickets are required for the Artist and Lecture Series event and cost $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.

Salatin’s Polyface Farm occupies 550 acres in Swoope, VA., and is featured prominently in the documentary film Food, Inc. and Michael Pollan’s book The Omnivore’s Dilemma. Salatin describes Polyface as a grass farm where chickens, turkey, pigs, cattle and rabbits live in a symbiotic feeding cycle. Cattle graze for 24 hours on a quarter of an acre pasture and then move to an adjacent quarter-acre pasture. Chickens follow three days later to feast on the fly larvae and further enrich the soil with their own droppings.

Meat and eggs from the farm are sold by direct marketing in the local area.

Salatin, who describes himself as a “Christian-libertarian-environmentalist-capitalist-lunatic-farmer,” says he considers farming a ministry to heal the land, and he spends nearly a third of the year lecturing.

Date: Saturday, February 2, 2013
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Goddard Auditorium
Tickets/Registration Required? Yes

 

 

Earlham’s Christmas Candlelight Service Tonight

Submitted by Lynn Knight

Earlham’s Christmas Candlelight Service

…is a beautiful combination of scripture readings, congregational carols and Concert Choir selections. The service concludes with everyone lighting candles and luminaries around the Heart. Following the service, everyone is invited to Earlham Hall lobby for cookies and hot chocolate. Sponsored by the Office of Religious Life.  Free admission, no tickets required.

Musical prelude: 7:30 p.m.
Program: “Lessons and Carols: 8:00 p.m.

 

December Is Full Of Holiday Cheer..In Wayne County

December 2012 Events

 Breakfast With Santa

Innovation Center

December 1, 9-11 a

Gospel Christmas Concert Earlham

Sunday, December 2,  7:00 p

 Little Women

Civic Theatre

Opens December 7, 7:30 p; Runs 8,9 & 14, 15, 16

The Nutcracker

The Richmond Symphony, & Chicago Ballet: Civic Hall

Dec 8, 7:30 Dec 9, 3:00 p

 Holiday Running Events

Easter Seals Frostbite 5K

Glen Miller Park, Dec 1, 2p

* * * * *

Holiday Festivals

Christmas In Centerville

December 8, 5-8 p

Old Fashioned Christmas

Depot District

Tuesdays:  Nov. 27; Dec. 4, 11 and 18

Holiday Bazaars

Clear Creek Holiday Bazaar 

Dec 1, 11-4

Metamora Christmas

Weekends following thanksgiving up to Christmas

Earlham College Concert Choir Performs Tonight

Tonight you can enjoy a free concert “Every Night When the Sun Goes Down” which features performances by the Earlham Concert Choir, Women’s Chorus and GQx2, at 7:30 in Goddard Auditorium.

A delightful selection of a capella choral pieces from around the world including pieces by Schubert, Rachmaninoff, Ysaye Barnell and Gwyneth Walker.

This event is free and open to the public, no tickets are required.

Holding The Earlham Community Up In Thought and Prayer Today

We want to express our deepest sadness at this news and ask that we all hold the community up in thought and prayer as they struggle with this awful loss.  Due to the tragedy which occured early this morning, Earlham released the following statement on their website:

“6:00 a.m. — Three Earlham College students were struck by a train early on Friday, Nov. 9. 2012 in Richmond’s Depot District. One student was killed immediately. Two others were transported to Reid Hospital and were subsequently airlifted to Miami Valley Hospital. The deceased student is senior Therese Heymann of Burlingame, CA.

The injured students were sophomore Lenore Edwards and senior Graham Nissen.

Earlham has suspended classes for the day in light of the tragedy.

Beginning at 8:00 a.m., there will be a place for students and other members of the community to gather at Stout Meetinghouse and the College Dining Hall.

Additional information will be released throughout the day. Please check back at the Earlham Website”

Venezuelan Concert Pianist Gabriela Montero Performs At Earlham, October 27, 2012

News Release: Earlham College

Venezuelan Concert Pianist Gabriela Montero

combines classical music and improvisation with a rhythmic Latin energy during a concert on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Earlham College.

The Artist and Lecture Series event begins at 7:30 p.m. in Carpenter Hall’s Goddard Auditorium. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.

Montero’s visionary interpretations and unique improvisational gifts have won her a devoted and expanded audience around the world.

During the first half of the concert, Montero performs Brahms and Liszt and continues after intermission with improvisations on themes suggested by the audience.

Montero says improvisation is the most natural and spontaneous way she has of connecting with her audiences.

“Montero’s playing had everything: crackling rhythmic brio, subtle shadings, steely power in climactic moments, soulful lyricism in the ruminative passages and, best of all, unsentimental expressivity,” according to a New York Times reviewer.

For more information you can contact the Earlham College Box office or Earlham College Events.   Another great opportunity for cultural events brought to you by Earlham College.

Townsend Food Project will bring Healthy Foods to Neighborhood

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 Townsend Food Project will bring Healthy Foods to Neighborhood

Townsend Center, Richmond IN

Starting this summer, Townsend Center will house the newly created Townsend Food Project, in partnership with the Wayne County Minority Health Coalition.  The Townsend Food Project, funded by the National Davis Projects for Peace Competition, aims to promote healthy eating through three main initiatives.

First, the grant will fund the creation of a weekly Townsend Food Market, stocked with produce from three local farms.  Second, the project will also offer cooking classes featuring local produce and the opportunity for community members to share recipes and cooking wisdom.  Third, recipes collected through the cooking classes will be preserved through the publication and distribution of a Townsend Community Cookbook, providing a resource the community can draw on and add to in years to come.

Grant Secured For Project By Two Earlham College Students

Sarah Waddle & Mary Jones, Earlham College Students

The $10,000 grant for this project was secured by Earlham College Students, Mary Jones and Sarah Waddle, who will be co-leading project activities throughout the summer. Additional funding will be provided by the City of Richmond and the Urban Enterprise Association.  These ladies had previously worked with the garden project at Townsend Center and saw a need for healthy foods in the North Richmond neighborhood. They chose the Townsend neighborhood because it is considered a “food desert”. 

A food desert is described as a neighborhood or community that has limited access to healthy or nutritious foods.   There will be many opportunities for members of all neighborhoods to get involved and volunteer with the project throughout the summer.  If you are interested in hearing more about the project, meeting the farmers who will be providing produce to the market, and getting involved in any way, please contact: Mary Jones 512-413-5592   or   Sarah Waddle 952-258-9282.

 

Jazz & Salsa Band Ensemble At Earlham College Wednesday

Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Goddard Auditorium, Carpenter Hall
Tickets/Registration Required? No

The Jazz Ensemble and Salsa Band, at Earlham College,  will perform great works from the world of swing and Latin jazz.  Free admission, no ticket required.

Jim Fowler From Wild Kingdom To Speak At Earlham Today At Noon

Jim Fowler, Earlham College Graduate

Wildlife Wranger Jim Fowler At Earlham Today

Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Dennis 110
Tickets/Registration Required? No

The original wrangler of wildlife known from Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom on the Animal Planet, Jim Fowler presents a public lecture on his “Life in the Wild.” There will be time for questions and discussion. Jim is particularly interested in discussing humanity’s purpose and role in global conservation.

Contact

Heather Lerner, Joseph Moore Museum Director, Assistant Professor of biology, lernehe@earlham.edu

Earlham College Theatre Presents: The Skin Of Our Teeth This Weekend

The Jazz and Percussion Festival featuring Max Weinberg and the Earlham Jazz Ensemble

Date: Saturday, March 31, 2012
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Civic Hall Performing Arts Center
Tickets/Registration Required? Yes

“Show up, do a great job and give the people more than their money’s worth”
— Max Weinberg

The Earlham Artist and Lecture Series is excited to present The Jazz and Percussion Festival featuring Max Weinberg and the Earlham Jazz Ensemble and Rhythm Project on Saturday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. at the Civic Hall Performing Arts Center.

Max Weinberg, the man the New York Times called “the rhythmic backbone of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band” is one of the most visible drummers of the rock era, having played thousands of concerts in arenas and stadiums all over the world. He continued to entertain audiences for 17 years both as a featured performer in comedy sketches and as the leader of what Tom Shales called “…the best band on TV,” the Max Weinberg Seven on NBC’s Late Night and The Tonight Show.

Weinberg has performed in the East Room of The White House with the United States Navy Big Band and at two Presidential Inaugural Galas.

Since 1974 the drummer for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band was a featured performer on the 1995 and 2003 Grammy Awards, the 1995 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame dedication in Cleveland, Ohio, the 2009 Super Bowl and 2009’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Special on HBO, filmed at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Cited by Playboy magazine’s Pop and Jazz Music Poll and the Rolling Stone Critics Poll as “Best drummer,” Weinberg has performed with some of contemporary music’s biggest names, including, Sting, Tony Bennett, Sheryl Crow, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Barbra Streisand, BB King, The Who, George Harrison, and Eric Clapton to name a few. He has the unique distinction of having played on both the #1 Born in the USA, and #2 Meatloaf’s, Bat out Of Hell albums in rock history.

This spring of 2012, Weinberg embarked on yet another world tour with Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band.

Performing on stage for this momentous concert are the Earlham Jazz Ensemble and Rhythm Project.

Location: The Civic Hall Performing Arts Center at 380 Hub Etchison Parkway
For more information call, Earlham Office of Events, 765.983.1373
Tickets: Runyan Center Desk: Mon – Fri, 9 am – 4 pm, cash or check only; Civic Hall Box Office
Contact: Lynn Knight, Director Events Coordination, knighly@earlham.edu, 765.983.1294

Grammy Award Winning “Carolina Chocolate Drops” Come To Earlham This Weekend

The Grammy Award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops (CCD) brings a sizzling, modern vibe to the string-band music of generations ago.

CCD performs on Saturday, Feb. 25, in Earlham College’s Goddard Auditorium. The Artist and Lecture Series event begins at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.

Working to interpret the old-time fiddle and banjo-based music of past generations, CCD highlights the central role African-Americans played in shaping America’s popular music from its beginnings.

According to the New York Times, their concerts are “an end-to-end display of excellence. They dip into styles of Southern black music from the 1920s and ‘30s — string-band music, jug-band music, fife and drum, early jazz — and beam their curiosity outward. They make short work of their instructive mission and spend their energy on things that require it: flatfoot dancing, jug playing, shouting.” 

Members sing, dance and trade instruments including banjo, fiddle, guitar, harmonica, snare drum, bones, jug and kazoo.  

The group garnered a Grammy for the Best Traditional Folk Album for its 2010 release Genuine Negro Jig, which reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Chart and No. 2 on Billboard’s Heatseekers and Folk charts. Their follow-up, Leaving Eden is due February 28 on Nonesuch Records.

On Leaving Eden, the band’s original lineup expands from three to five players and the new repertoire incorporates more blues, jazz, and folk balladry alongside the string-band tunes. It includes original compositions, covers and traditional songs.

Two of the founding members, Dom Flemons and Rhiannon Giddens, met at a 2005 roots festival in North Carolina. The two shared a common interest in traditional African-American string band music of the Piedmont region of North Carolina. Multi-instrumentalist Hubby Jenkins, beat-boxer Adam Matta and cellist Leyla McCalla join CCD on Leaving Eden.

“We want to remain true to the roots of how we started,” Giddens says. “We’re always going to have a string band on our records, but we don’t want to just do Piedmont style fiddle-banjo-guitar tunes. There’s more to our musical life than that.”

The opening act is David Wax Museum, a band that blends traditional Mexican and American folk music.

Tickets: $8.00/adults, $5/students and seniors. One free ticket with Earlham ID.
Tickets available Runyan Center Desk, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm, cash and check only,
Carpenter Hall Box Office, Monday – Friday, 12 noon – 4 pm
Cash, Check or Credit card purchases, 765.983.1474

More info: www.carolinachocolatedrops.com & www.davidwaxmuseum.com

 Contact: Office of Events, 765.983.1373 : Box Office, 765.983.1474