Join us to Celebrate International Women’s Day 2019 at
The Bonnie Jean Kelly and Joan Kelly Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture
“I Have Seen The Good Worlds”
Notes on Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of Sower and the Art of Prediction as Activation
About Toshi Reagon
Toshi Reagon is a talented and versatile singer, composer, musician, curator and producer with a profound ear for sonic Americana–from folk to funk, blues to rock. While her expansive career has landed her at Carnegie Hall, the Paris Opera House, and Madison Square Garden; Toshi can also be found at a music festival, intimate venue, or local club. Toshi knows the power of song to focus, unite and mobilize people.
Toshi’s newest project, a folk/rock opera based on Octavia E. Butler’s novel, Parable of the Sower, is a collaboration with her mother, Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon — a composer and social activist who founded Sweet Honey in the Rock, the all-woman, black a cappella group. The Concert Version of this show will be performed at The O’Shaughnessy on April 26. Tickets and Information here.
About the Bonnie Jean Kelly and Joan Kelly Distinguished Visiting Scholar Fund
The Bonnie Jean Kelly and Joan Kelly Distinguished Visiting Scholar Fund was established in 2006 to bring nationally-known scholars to St. Kate’s for seminars, workshops and classroom discussions.
A successful businesswoman and Phi Beta Kappa graduate in English, Joan Kelly ’46 (May 22, 1924 – Nov. 2, 2016) attended both high school and college on the St. Catherine campus with her sister, Bonnie Jean, who died while a student here.