"Telling Our Story, Claiming Our Glory"

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KOTC Logo (C) 1996 Columbus Knox 

"I love language and authors and music and how it can all interconnect. As an actor, I want to explore life rhythms and the sounds in the silences."  Ruby Dee

KOTC ANNUAL STORYTELLING PROGRAMS

SANKOFA WORKSHOPS

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Sankofa is a Adinkra symbol on the importance of learning from the past.


Our workshops assist new storyteller to learn the griot/jaliya storytelling traditions. How to effectively present stories relevant to our cultures, past, present and future.


2018: Asante Sana! to Master Storyteller & Educator, Dr. Linda Humes who facilitated  "African American  Storytelling: A Culturally Relevant Tool for Building Community and  Academic Achievement for Urban Public Schools"

LOVE NIGHT

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Nyame dua symbol reflects the harmony that exists in the bonding between a man and a woman. 

A KOTC fundraising storytelling performance of adult stories where we gather to celebrate the positive values of LOVE in our homes and communities.


LOVE NIGHT 2018

In Collaboration with

THE CENTER OF PEACE

Pressents

LOVE NIGHT CONCERT 2018

AUGUST 4, 2018 - Saturday

"LET'S TALK ABOUT LOVE"

Tribute to Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee Arts & Culture


FAMILY DAY

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Join us in 2018 at our

22nd Annual Family Day 

October 28, 2018 - 2PM

"Ain't It Funny...Stories, Songs & LOL4Real!

Free Library of Philadelphia  

"Sundays On Stage"

Parkway Central Branch

19th & Vine Street


KOTC highlights family oriented stories with performances by our fresh new tellers and our youth segment, 

The Watoto of Joy.

Know of any children who want to perform? Bring them to our KOTC Meeting & Story Circle.

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~ PAST THEMES ~

Mama Don't 'llow, Daddy Don't 'llow

The Animals Could Talk

Aesop, The African

Voices Of Freedom

Bro' Anansi

Down On The Farm With Granny Goose



KWANZAA

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December 26th to January 1st

KOTC holds a public celebration on the principals founded by

 Dr. Ron Karenga


  • Umoja : Unity
  • Kujichagulia  : Self-Determination
  • Ujima : Collective Work and Responsibility 
  • Ujamaa : Cooperative Economics
  • Nia  : Purpose
  • Kuumba : Creativity 
  • Imani : Faith

HER STORY MONTH

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MARCH 2018

KOTC's own BARBARA EASELY- COX graced the EMILY ROLLINS guest chair. 


Barbara Easley- Cox is a community activist, life time KOTC member and former member of The Black Panther Party.

She will be sharing 40 to 50 years of true life experiences. 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is rich with history on woman of color. This is a annual recognition with workshops, lectures, and performances.

POWER OF POETRY

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April is National Poetry Month!


KOTC poets invites local poets from far and near to join us at our Creative Community Story Circle & Monthly Meeting to drop a rhyme in these last days & times.


In our historical segment, we will  present  the poetry of Phyllis Wheatley, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, Margaret Walker, Nikki Giovanni and other legends of spoken word.

"As long as we are engaged in storytelling that moves the culture forward, 

it doesn't matter what format it is."   LeVar Burton


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Meetings & Story Circle

 2019 

MONTHLY : 2nd Saturday

10:30 - 12:30  AM

JANUARY 12  

FEBRUARY : no meeting

MARCH 9 - APRIL 12 - MAY 11 - JUNE 8 -  JULY 13 - AUGUST 10 - SEPTEMBER 14 - OCTOBER 12 - NOVEMBER - no meeting for NABS convention - DECEMBER  8


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Bring a friend, a story, a poem, a song, musical instrument & sound the drum! 

Join with KOTC to share the glory of  our story!

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ATIYA OLA'S SPIRIT FIRST FOODS

1310 South 48th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19143

215.939.3298

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AYA the Adinkra symbol of endurance and resourcefulness. 

The fern is a hardy plant that can grow in difficult places. 

"An individual who wears this symbol suggests that he has endured 

many adversities and outlasted much difficulty." 

(Willis, The Adinkra Dictionary)

With YOU : KOTC grows!

KOTC is a non-profit organization. 

Your generous tax-deductible donations will fund our mission. 


Your support will also allow us to bring quality arts-in-education programs to under served schools and neighborhoods in Philadelphia and in the PA, NJ, DE tri-state area.


KOTC accept checks or money orders via  KOTC  P. O. Box 15083, Phila. PA 19130.


ALSO, for your convenience feel free to securely submit your credit or debit card for membership payments or a donation by clicking on the PAY PAL button below. 

Asante Sana! - Thank you!

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