Performance Venues & Affiliations

Universities

Dominican University, Melrose Park, IL / Govenors State University, University Park, IL / Joliet Jr. College, Joliet, IL / Lewis University, Romeoville, IL / Malcolm X College, Chicago, IL / National Lewis University, Evanston, IL / North Park Community College, Chicago, IL / Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL / Olive Harvey College, Chicago, IL / South Suburban College, Thornton, IL / University of Illinois (UIC), Chicago, IL

Schools

Abbott Labs Bright Horizon Daycare Centers, Inc., Abbott Park, IL / Baker School & Dewey Elementary, Evanston, IL / Carrie Gosche School, East Chicago, Indiana / Field-Stevenson School & St. Bernardine School -Forest, IL / Fieler School, Merrillville, Indiana / Reavis Elementary, Lansing, IL / Manhattan Junior High, Manhattan, IL / Holmes Elementary, Irving Elementary, Longfellow Elementary, Mann Elementary & Whittier Elementary – Oak Park, IL / Ana Roque De Duprey, Carson Elementary, It Takes A Village Daycare Center, Inc., Jane Addams Hull House Daycare Centers, John Gregory Elementary, Leland Elementary, Lindbloom College Prep, Louis Armstrong School, Omar E. Torres Charter School, Our Lady of Sorrows School, Pickard Elementary, Salem Christian School, Vernon Jordan Community Academy, The Chicago Board of Education (Young Authors) – Chicago, IL / Flossmore Hills Elementary, Flossmore Hills, IL / Baum Elementary, Decautur, IL / Kennedy Middle School, Kankakee, IL / Eisenhower Elementary, South Holland, IL / Hertiage Grove Middle School, Plainsfield, IL / Horton Elementary, San Diego, CA

Museums / Art Associations

The DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago, IL / The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL / Northern Indiana Arts Association, Hammond, Indiana / The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL / The Cultural Center, Chicago, IL / Graue Mill & Museum, Oak Brook, IL / Old Capitol State Historic Site, Springfield, IL / Chicago Childrens’ Museum, Chicago, IL

Libraries

Bloomington Public Library, Bloomington, IL / Harold Washington Library, Austin Town Hall Library, Chicago Lawn Public Library, Douglas Library, King Branch Library, Legler Library, Logan Square Branch Library, Lozano Public Library, North Austin Branch Library, Thurgood Marshall Branch Library, Thomas Hughes Children’s Library, Uptown Public Library, Whitney M. Young, Jr. Library, Woodson Library – Chicago, IL / Lisle Library, Lisle, IL / Pekin Public Library, Pekin, IL / Peoria Public Library, Peoria, IL / Princeton Public Library, Princeton, IL / Oak Park Public Library, Oak Park, IL / Schaumburg Township District Library, Schaumburg, IL / South Holland Public Library, South Holland, IL/ Zion Benton Public Library, Zion, IL / Lake Geneva Library, Lake Geneva, WI / Forest Park Library, Forest Park, IL / Lake County Public Library, Merrillville, IN

Corporations

YMCA of USA, Chicago, IL / The Woodlawn Organization, Chicago, IL / Federal Aviation Administration, Des Plaines, IL / Winfred –Moody Health Service Corp., Chicago, IL / AIM HIGH International, Inc., Oak Brook Terrace, IL / William Moorehead and Associates, Chicago, IL / Raglin/Ragland Family Reunion / YWCA, Waukegan, IL / Senior Center Manor Care, Inc., South Holland, IL / Jack and Jill International, Chicago & Naperville, IL. Branches / Chicago Dept of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL / Ceda, Chicago, IL / Grove Parc Plaza Apartments, Chicago, IL / Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL / Under the Ginko Tree, Oak Park, IL / Chocolate Chips Theatre/Kennedy King, Chicago, IL / Civil War Encampment, Waukegan, IL / House In the Wood, Delavan, WI / Marietta Juvenile Detention Center, Marietta, GA

Hospitals/Medicals & Wellness Center

North Point Health & Wellness Center, Minneapolis, Minn./
Oak Forest Hospital, Oak Forest, IL / University of Chicago Children’s Hospital, Chicago, IL / Wellness House, Hinsdale, IL

Cafes

Stage Left Café, Woodstock, IL / The Snug, Evanston, IL / Starbucks, Woodstock, IL

Festivals

Black Master Storytellers Festival: Signifying and Testifying, Minneapolis, MN / The Mini-MuslimFest (for Children), Rosemont, IL / Festival of Art and Music in Education (FAME), Merrilville, Indiana /

Workshops

Mother Mary Carter Smith, Dylan Pritchett, Teju Ologboni, Baba Jamal Koram, Mitch Capel, Dr. David “Sankofa” Anderson, Bill Grimmette, Len Cabral, Nancy Donoval, Johnny Moses, Beth Horner, Jim Mays, Bill Harley, Loren Neimi, Elizabeth Ellis, Jay O’ Callahan, Donald Davis, and LaRon Williams.

Affiliations

Life Time Member of National Association of Black Storytellers (NABS)
Ase: The Chicago Association of Black Storytellers
National Storytelling Network (NSN)
Northlands Storytelling Network
Oak Park Arts Council
Texas Storytelling Association
African American Arts Alliance
Dusable Museum of African American History
Arts Alliance of Illinois