DePaul to host discussion of Mavis Staples, songs of protest

Mavis Staples
(Image courtesy of Eric Houghton)
On Wednesday, Jan. 17, Vocalo Radio's Ayana Contreras will join DePaul's Francesca Royster and Amor Kohli to discuss selections from Mavis Staples' vibrant catalog along with other songs of resistance and protest. The event, titled "To Lift Your Spirits and Motivate You: Mavis Staples and Songs of Resistance," will explore what makes a protest song and the enduring relevance of Staples' music throughout generations.

Born and raised on Chicago's south side, Mavis Staples is a renowned blues singer and civil rights activist. All members of the university community are invited to attend. No RSVP is required.

"To Lift Your Spirits and Motivate You: Mavis Staples and Songs of Resistance"
Wednesday, Jan 17
6 p.m.
John T. Richardson Library, room 115

For more information, please contact Eric Houghton