Darian Wigfall is an author, activist, arts organizer, DJ and entrepreneur. He co-directs the FarFetched music collective, an art imprint producing progressive music and art in St. Louis and beyond. Darian currently works as the Event Coordinator at KDHX Community Media, a community radio station in St. Louis, MO. Darian’s direct action in the Ferguson uprising led to his protest sign being inducted into the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened in 2016 and a feature in Smithsonian magazine in December 2015. In recognition of his efforts in civil rights and business successes - Darian was featured alongside his collaborative partners in the February 2016 issue of Fortune Magazine. While working as a scientist at Washington University in St. Louis Medical School, Darian found his passion for civic engagement, volunteering as an Urban FUTURE Inspire mentor in 2007 and 2008. These experiences inspired him to write A Dying Breed Volume 1 - a juvenile fiction book about a young man struggling to stay on a straight path despite being raised in a declining inner city. As well, Darian has written a second book in the Bright Lights series, Not So Princess Jasmine, available in 2018.
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