Eighth Annual Cleveland Humanities Festival Explores “Wellness”

David Olawuyi Fakunle


Fri 3/17 @ 4:15PM

The theme of the 8th annual Cleveland Humanities Festival, with a host of free public events around town, is wellness. It features speakers and performers presented by more than 30 organizations addressing this critical issue from a variety of viewpoint.

“Few topics today are as relevant, important and vital to our society as wellness and what it means to flourish, individually and collectively,” says Michele Tracy Berger, director of the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University, the festival’s lead organization.

This week, Morgan State University adjunct assistant professor David Olawuyi Fakunle will talk about “The Lion’s Side: The Utilization of Storytelling for Transformation in Arts, Culture and Health.” Described as a “mercenary for change,” Fakunle focuses on “stressors within the built environment, societal manifestations of racism and the use of arts and culture to strengthen health, equity and, ultimately, liberation.” He’ll speak on Friday, March 17 at the Case Western Reserve Health Education campus, 9501 Euclid Avenue, room 176.

Go here for a complete guide to all events taking place during the festival which runs through May 30.


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