We are pleased to announce that Bonnie Greer OBE, the Chicago-born author, playwright and long-time DAUK supporter, will give our keynote speech at DAUK’s DemocracyFest picnic this Sunday! Please see Bonnie’s biography below.
Our picnic, in London’s Portman Square, will start at 12pm and run until 5pm (rain or shine), with taco, BBQ, burger and ice cream trucks, and refreshments provided by the Redchurch Bar of Shoreditch.
There will be facepainting and other kids’ activities, representatives from DAUK’s diverse American community and free US voter registration assistance.
Musical entertainment will be provided by the London-based American folk singer Kate Ellis (www.kateellis.com).
Please RSVP at our event website and forward to your American friends in the UK!
If you’d like to volunteer to help with the picnic, please sign up here. It’s a great chance to meet other Americans and get involved!
Any questions? Please email us at [email protected]
More about Bonnie Greer OBE FRSL
Born and raised on the SouthSide of Chicago. Graduate of DePaul University.
Playwright, novelist and author.
Resident in London since 1986 and dual national: US / British.
Published “Obama Music” in 2008, looking at the President through the music and culture of the African American community of the Southside.
A former Deputy Chair Of the British Museum and the first woman of colour on the Board, she has returned to the Museum, at the invitation of the Director, Hartwig Fischer, to create a monthly conversation series, “The Era Of Reclamation”.
She will present the project that she is creating with the historian Olivette Otelle called: “In Search Of The Black Madonna” in January, 2023 at The National Gallery. And she is working on a book about James Baldwin: “Riding In A Taxi With James Baldwin.”
More about Kate Ellis
Americana/Folk Singer Songwriter. Born in Louisiana, raised in NY, based in London.
Her new album ‘Spirals’ has been very well received by Americana music press – here are some quotes:
“Kate Ellis’s new album, ‘Spirals’ is an absolute joy. An irrefutable, unquestionable joy. 9/10” – AMERICANA UK
“Beguilingly sung, melodic, warm, tender, open and insightful, ‘Spirals’ is an early contender for the year’s best-of lists.” FOLK RADIO UK