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My Story Event with Damien Escobar

  • Dates:  October 12, 2018
  • Times:  6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Location:  Ray & Joan KROC Corps Community Center
    2500 S. Division Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49507
  • Phone:  (616) 308-4370
  • Category:  Music
  • Price Per Person:  Free
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African American Cultural Centre to Host a My Story Event with Damien Escobar
NIA Centre will host its third signature My Story event on Friday, October 12 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. World Renowned Violinist, Damien Escobar, will be our special guest. In addition to performing, Mr. Escobar with be sharing his inspirational life story, including being homeless and struggling with depression. His musical career spans over a decade and his inspiring story of making it big, losing it all, fighting to rebuild, and getting a second chance at success is as much a part of his brand identity than being the top violinist in the world. Mr. Escobar will be interviewed by Award-Winning Broadcast Journalist Eddie Rucker.

This year’s event will also feature a major art exhibition by Deborah Shedrick, an amazing African American visual artist from Baltimore, Maryland whose work is featured in major art galleries, private collections and museums in the U.S. and throughout the world.

This free event will be held at the Ray & Joan KROC Corps Community Center that is located at 2500 S. Division Ave. in Grand Rapids, MI. Due to anticipated high demand for seating among those wishing to attend this event we encourage you to visit www. to obtain your tickets. Tickets are first-come, first-serve and limited to 2 reserved tickets per registration.

About NIA Centre
NIA Centre is continuing to make progress towards its plans to construct a world-class African American Cultural Centre in Grand Rapids. This cultural institution will be an inclusive gathering space created to inspire, build, transform and connect all people, of all ages. It will be foremost destination for sharing and expressing African American culture. It will be a platform for sharing diverse stories, art and culture. Also, it will serve as a resource for the scholarly study of African American ethos on a local, regional and national level. Finally, it will identify and address emerging issues and problems that impact African American people and other cultures. NIA Centre will be the heart of West Michigan’s African American community, where all are welcome to share, teach, learn and celebrate our collective culture. The Centre’s work, influence, and contributions will impact West Michigan and beyond.

My Story Event with Damien Escobar
  • Times:  6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • October 12, 2018 to October 12, 2018
  • Ray & Joan KROC Corps Community Center
  • Free