TROY's Rosa Parks Museum to host Teen Summit on July 16

Posted: Friday, 08 July 2011

MONTGOMERY -- Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum will host a Teen Summit on July 16 in conjunction with the Smithsonian exhibit "IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas" currently on display in the Museum's exhibit hall.

During the summit, which will be held inside the Gold Room in Whitley Hall on the TROY's Montgomery Campus from 9 a.m. to noon, teens will participate in facilitated focus groups for discussion of topics such as identity, lifestyles and racial legacies.

Following the workshop, from 2-3:30 p.m., there will be special performances featuring the 2006, 2008, and reigning Miss Indian Alabama, Megan Young of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, Mikayla Snow of the MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians and Cortney Morris of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. The performances, which will take place in the Rosa Parks Museum auditorium, will include Native American song and dance.

Both the Teen Summit and the performances are free and open to the public. To reserve space for participation in these events or for additional information, contact Viola Moten at 334-241-8701 or vmoten@troy.edu.

"IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas" was developed, produced, and circulated by the National Museum of the American Indian, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, with generous support from Akaloa Resource Foundation and the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center. The Smithsonian Community Grant program, funded by MetLife Foundation, is a proud sponsor of all exhibition-related public programs. This exhibit was also funded in part by American Airlines.