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Darien Library Hosts One-Man Show "Dreadlocks, Rock 'n Roll & Human Rights"

Ron Kipling Williams will perform "Dreadlocks, Rock 'n Roll & Human Rights" at the Darien Library on Feb. 21
Ron Kipling Williams will perform "Dreadlocks, Rock 'n Roll & Human Rights" at the Darien Library on Feb. 21 Photo Credit: Contributed

DARIEN, Conn. -- Darien Library will present a one-man show "Dreadlocks, Rock 'n Roll & Human Rights," by actor Ron Kipling Williams on Sunday, Feb.21.

"Dreadlocks, Rock ‘n Roll & Human Rights" is an autobiographical play about a black youth who rocks and rolls to his own beat and is forced to battle racism, stereotypes and ignorance. It is a thought-provoking tale of a man who struggles against society’s intolerance and fights to create a world of acceptance.

The play has received critical acclaim from the Baltimore Sun and was a hit at both 2014 and 2015 Charm City Fringe Festivals, and the 2015 Artscape Festival.

Williams is an award-winning performance artist, poet, human rights activist, teacher, and mentor.His first one-man show, "If the World Were Like Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" won a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award. In addition, he received a Baltimore City African American Male Unsung Hero Award, and a United Workers Human Rights Champion award. Williams is slated to graduate this spring with an MFA in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts from the University of Baltimore.

He is a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honors Society, the "Be the Change" Advisory Council, and is a Student Fellow with the Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics. As a Graduate Teaching Assistant, Williams has taught Summer Bridge, Writing Composition, and Civic and Community Engagement.

For the last seven years, Williams has been volunteering as a voice over recording artist for the Maryland Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. He is also the voice for the library’s voice mail system.

Williams will perform his show at 2:30 p.m. at the Louise Parker Berry Community Room at the Darien Public Library.

The Darien Public Library is located at 1441 Post Road.

For more information you can call the library at (203) 655-1234

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