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03/22/17: Tara performs/reads at 7 Stages Theatre’s StoryPalooza, part of a year-long Big Read Celebration of Edwidge Danticat’s Brother I’m Dying @ Decatur Library’s Georgia Center for the Book, Decatur, GA, 7:00PM.

03/11/17:Tara is the featured soloist at the McCormick County Senior Center Benefit Breakfast, SC, 9:30AM.  $10 Donations for Senior Citizen Services at Door.

03/02/17: Tara performs Hold On: Songs of Justice, Hope & Solace @ Hammonds House Museum, Atlanta, GA, 6:30PM Details & Free Tickets.

11/11/16: Tara performs her story “Exile in the Land of Elizabeth” for Exile, presented by Carapace and 7 Stages Big Read Project. 7 Stages, Atlanta, GA

12/20/15: Tara performs The 2015 Christmas Spirituals Project, 2015 @ Greater Turner Chapel AME Church, Atlanta, GA Details

09/25/15: “Taking ‘Black Lives Matter’ to CNN: An Oral History of AUC Student Protest Amid the Failure to Indict in the Killing of Mike Brown”. Talk on a panel with fellow AMSC-affiliated faculty: Including Students in Oral History Projects: Preserving Black History for Another Century. 100th Annual ASALH Conv.

09/26/14:Writing the Black Freedom Movement on Family Soil: Walker’s ‘Everyday Use’, as a study on Gender, Race, and Community in the Evolving South.” Tara delivers a talk at the 99th Annual ASALH Convention, Memphis, TN.

01/31/14:“‘Ah wuz fumblin’ round and God opened de door’: An Authentic God of African-American Womanhood In Their Eyes Were Watching God (Part two of a study on the possibilities of empowering divine experience in for Black Womanhood presented Hurston’s novel). Tara Presents at the New Voices Conference, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

11/13/14: “Reflections: Volunteer Teaching Trip to Kasoa-Accra, Ghana”. Tara delivers a talk about her teaching work abroad to students at Clayton State University, Sub-Saharan African History, Morrow, GA. View the Artifact Here.

11/07/13:“A Great Sermon About Colored Women Sittin’ On High: God on Earth In Their Eyes Were Watching God” (Part two of a study on the possibilities of empowering divine experience in for Black Womanhood presented Hurston’s novel.) Tara Presents at the 16th Annual Conference on the Harlem Renaissance, Paine College, Augusta, GA.

10/24/13:“‘I’s be’n lookin’ fer ‘im eber sence’: Locating Identity in Notions of Race, Identity, and History in ‘The Wife of His Youth’.” Tara Presents at the Gregory P. Domin Research Conference.  Columbus State University. Columbus, GA.

10/04/13:Child's The Freedman's Book: New Reflections on Early African American Education and Origins of African American Studies.” Tara Presents @ ASALH Conference, Jacksonville, FL

August 2013: Ghana - Kasoa,Greater Accra - Tara teaches English and a Special Arts Project at Maranatha Preparatory School.

03/15/13:“Researching the Experience of Women in World War II: Social, Economic, and Military Trends.” Tara Presents at the Clayton State University Academic Research Conference. Morrow, GA,.

12/15 & 12/19/2012: The Christmas Spirituals Project (Performance)Presented by AfroSouthern.  Tara performs as Soprano, Storyteller & Historian - Public performances at Southwest Regional Library & Greater Smith Chapel A.M.E. Church. Visit Link for free Tix!  

06/23/12: East Point Cultural Arts Festival!  (Chair/MC/Organizer)Sumner Park, East Point, GA.

02/07-2/26/12Ruth & The Green Book (Performance)

Tara Performs as “Ruth” @ Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta.

01/01/12: “Rebuilding Haiti” (Talk and Film)

Tara leads a Year of the Griot Event - Senior Outreach, Bowden Center, East Point, GA,

11/05/11: Old Maple, My Everlasting Friend (Performance)

Tara performs as “Old Maple”.  Young Voices New Visions Festival - Alliance Theatre, Atlanta.

11/01/11-12/30/11: FIAT Alternate Routes (Performance)

Tara performs in the FIAT Storytelling Campaign  - CBS Radio (info) FIAT Facebook, and FIAT Youtube.

10/17/11:  FIAT Storytellers Event & Commercial Taping

@ El Cid, Los Angeles.

03/2011: National Council of Black Studies(Research Talk).  Black Women’s Voices as the Soul of African American Progressive Movements”. Annual Conference, Cleveland,Ohio.


10/02/10: 2010 ASALH Conference (Research Talk) “Swingin’ Economic Empowerment in the Harlem Renaissance: Noble Sissle, Shuffle Along, and a Black Revolution in Entertainment”. Annual Conference, Raleigh, NC.

09/24/10: “Soul Power” Outdoor Film Screening w/ Durham Community Media.

07/04/10: July 4th Monti Special on WUNC featuring

Tara Lake & Elizabeth Edwards. Listen Here.

05/07/10:Featured Storyteller w/ Elizabeth Edwards, Vanessa Woods & more @ The Monti, The ArtCenter, Carrboro, NC.

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