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The Sister Tour: The Water Remembers

black women on the ground performing in the WOW symposium
Shea Cobb performing in The Water Remembers” at The Ways of Water Symposium, 2022, Co-presented by Stamps Gallery and the University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor. 

Monday, January 16, 2023
3:00 – 5:00 pm


In-person Event

Stamps Gallery
201 South Division Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104


Open to the public
Free of charge


Join us for a final event to celebrate the powerful work of MacArthur Genius Awardee LaToya Ruby Frazier, who collaborated with artists and activists Shea Cobb, Amber Hasan and their families documenting, from 2016 — 2021, how they coped with one of the most devastating man-made ecological crises in the US, the Flint Water Crisis. 

The Water Remembers” is a performance by Flint-based artist collective, The Sister Tour. This special event is a performative ethnographic experience that reframes and illuminates the spiritual and physical connections (and at times complicated relationships) between Black Women and Water.

The event will feature a The Water Remembers” performance followed by a post-performance conversation with the performers and a reception with light refreshments.

Amber Hasan of The Sister Tour writes For Black women water has often served as a reminder of how blessed we are. Regardless of religious affiliation, we have a sacred relationship with the waters of the world and have always worked to live in concert with water, protecting it when necessary, and at other times using the water as a refuge. It is a complex bond, the water has been a saving grace and at other times it has been used as the munitions of tyrants who mean to bring us harm.”

The Water Remembers performance by The Sister Tour will be performed by: Shea Cobb aka Phiresis, Zion Brown, Amber Hasan, Os’Zaria Terry-Dye, London Spearman, Ashlynn Spearman, Niecole Middleton aka Big Juicy, Oliser Terry-Dye, and DeShano Demps Jr.

The Sister Tour is a community organization of artists from Flint, Michigan, who present a mix of spoken word, comedy, and music as an expression of resilience to the ongoing water crisis. Activists Shea Cobb and Amber Hasan are featured in LaToya Ruby Frazier’s photographic series, Flint is Family In Three Acts. The Sister Tour has performed across the country including SF MOMA, Flint Institute of Arts, and the University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI.

Please contact Jennifer Junkermeier-Khan at jenjkhan@​umich.​edu for more information.

Stamps Gallery

201 South Division Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
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  • Thursday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Friday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm