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Help Us Tell Our Stories

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Help Us Tell Our Stories

Valerie Tutson, Campaign Organizer on behalf of

Rhode Island Black Storytellers

Annually, Rhode Island Black Storytellers (RIBS) reaches thousands of children around Rhode Island through their annual storytelling festival, Funda Fest. We travel to a number of elementary schools, middle schools, and libraries around the state and want to deepen our impact on our community.

Valerie Tutson

Executive Director of RIBS and Funda Fest Founder, Valerie has been telling stories in schools, churches, libraries, festivals and conferences since 1991. She draws her stories from around the world with an emphasis on African traditions. She graduated from Brown University with a Master’s Degree in Theatre Arts and a degree in a self-designed Major-Storytelling as A Communications Art.

Providence, Rhode Island

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