Zen and the Art of Overtown - Overtown Rising
The Betsy Hotel presents the 9th Annual Overture to Overtown Festival (this time, Virtual!). Sponsored by The Betsy Hotel and FIU MBUS. Curated by Carole Ann Taylor and Deborah Briggs. Join us for a journey through the history of Overtown, a four-part experience that includes music, poetry, scholarship, and imagery.
With special guests Neil Shiver and Dr. Graylyn Swilley-Woods. Neil Shivers, Executive Director of the Southeast Overtown / Park West Community Redevelopment Agency. South Florida native, Cornelius “Neil” Shiver has over 20 years of experience in law, business management, public policy and community development – and was appointed to his position in 2018.
Dr. Graylyn Swilley-Woods, Executive Director of the Overtown Children and Youth Coalitions and Senior Consultant for Multicultural Tourism Initiatives. Mrs. Woods spent more than a decade promoting the development and advancement of Multicultural Tourism in Greater Miami and Beaches. Recently, Dr. Swilley-Woods received her PhD from Antioch University in Yellow Springs, Ohio and completed a dissertation on heritage community tourism sustainability in urban communities in Miami, Florida.
CLICK HERE to see participating musicians, poets, and visual artists. RSVP to gain ZOOM access.