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Intergenerational Storytelling & Art

Humanities in Community


Jan 22 2024


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall

Bay 4 (C105), Smith Warehouse, 114 S Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC 27701

Intergenerational Storytelling & Art


with Casey Parker and Amber Carroll Santibañez in conversation with Sophia Enriquez


In 2012, artist and educator Amber Carroll Santibañez founded the Fall Art Festival: Día de los Muertos at Durham School of the Arts (DSA). As the project grew over the years, Spanish teacher Casey Parker joined as festival co-director. Together, the two have continued to mentor DSA students in creating this annual event that brings together students, families, teachers, and community members of all backgrounds to celebrate cultural heritage and encourage nurturing of family and personal legacies.

In this conversation, guided by Duke professor Sophia Enriquez, we'll get to know Amber and Casey and learn how arts and storytelling - and storytelling through the arts - have helped to unite and strengthen the many communities that comprise DSA.

This is the second in a series featuring conversations with people who are bringing the ideas and values of the humanities into work beyond university borders.

Light dinner/snacks will be provided.

PARKING INFORMATION: Please see the detailed guidance on this page, thanks to our friends at the DHRC@FHI.

Registration not required, but we'll be grateful if you let us know you're planning to attend!



Sophia Enriquez

Duke University

Sophia M. Enríquez (she/her) works at the intersections of Latinx and Appalachian music, migration, and regional culture. She is the Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Music at Duke University where she also teaches in the Program for Latinx Studies in the Global South. Sophia earned her PhD in ethnomusicology…...

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Casey Parker

Casey Parker is a North Carolina native who grew up in Apex. She has lived in Durham for almost 13 years. She says, "I am mixed race - Japanese and White - through which my life experience has evolved over the years and has shaped who I am today." She…...

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Amber Carroll Santibañez

For over a decade, Amber Carroll Santibañez has been a steward of art and culture in Durham and the surrounding community. As a visual arts educator with fourteen years of classroom experience, Amber strives to empower her students by fostering space for holistic exploration and self-affirming educational experiences. As a…...

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