Oracles and Blessings: The Artist in Turbulent Times

Festival 2022

Oracles and Blessings: The Artist in Turbulent Times

  • Wednesday, September 21
  • 6:00 PM
  • Stetson Branch, New Haven Free Public Library
  • 197 Dixwell Avenue
  • MAP

Prize-winning theater artist Sharon Bridgforth will pull cards from her dat Black Mermaid Man Lady Oracle Deck and dem Blessings Deck. Based on the cards, she and moderator Shamain McAllister will offer questions and conversation for our journey. You are invited to engage, connect, celebrate, and be witnessed. "I always ask, what does Infinite Love want us to Know?”

Shamain McAllister—known to most as Sha, represents Irvington/Newark, New Jersey. In May of 2018, she received a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management with a minor in Criminal Justice from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT. Service is a core value that leads her life. Sha serves as a Program Curator for Elm City LIT Festival. Elm City LIT is an annual celebration of books, LITerature and LITerary artists with the purpose of enhancing LITeracy while promoting awareness of local, regional and global artists of the African diaspora. Previously, Sha worked with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra as Development Coordinator. Currently, she serves as Community Impact Manager for the International Festival of Arts & Ideas. Through creativity, authentic partnerships, and innovative ideas she delivers poignant programming. Sha is also a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., a sisterhood rooted in scholarship, sisterhood, service, and finer womanhood.

All festival events are free and open to the public. Audience members must be vaccinated and boosted and should be prepared to show proof of vaccination. Masks will be required at most indoor events.