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CreativeMornings Fargo – Fred Edwards

Creative Mornings believes everyone is creative and welcome. It brings together people driven by passion and purpose, confident that they will inspire one another and inspire change in neighborhoods and cities worldwide.

This month’s CreativeMornings speaker is Fred Edwards, a distinguished Creative Director and accomplished teaching artist from the Great Plains. He holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership, showcasing extensive expertise and visionary leadership. As the driving force behind initiatives like Umoja and Fred’s Dissonance, Fred has pioneered transformative programs fostering narrative justice and community empowerment. Umoja, a 16-week leadership endeavor in the F-M area, is a testament to his redirecting youth towards meaningful careers while addressing societal gaps through writing, leadership, and cultural awareness. His multi-generational initiative, Fred’s Dissonance, sets the benchmark for positive community development, championing narrative justice and cultural empowerment, thereby reshaping educational paradigms with culturally relevant compelling talks and impactful spoken word performances, drawn from a rich personal journey, resonate across diverse audiences, from collegiate forums to middle schools, showcasing his ability to inspire and catalyze change. With a compelling life story, including being the unlikely tenth child after his ligations, Fred embodies the resilience and the belief in the transformative power of community empowerment and creativity, underscoring his unwavering commitment to fostering positive change and narrative justice.

Join us Friday, December 22nd from 8 am to 9:15 am. Tickets are free, and ticket registration opens on Monday, December 18th, at 10 am.