Social Justice And the Arts
Professional artists lead conversations in theatre, music, visual art, and dance with discussions centered around positive and empowering change.
Producer: Kenneth Green
Facilitator: A variety of renowned artists.
Each conversation will be 6pm-7pm
Theatre – Thursday, August 6th
Dance – Wednesday, August 12th
Visual Arts – Thursday, August 20th
Music – Thursday, August 27th
A conversation with Beverly Daniel Tatum
Overview: Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race.
August 21st 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
TA-Nehisi coates The Water Dancer
Conversations spring from the pages that allow the sensitive subject of race to be addressed in an educational and safe space.
Facilitator: Kijua Saunders McMurtry
Wednesdays at 6:30
Bars Can’t Block Success
2.2 million people are in our nation’s jails and prisons. Millions of families are affected by America’s broken criminal justice system, especially communities of color. Nearly 700,000 prisoners are released each year in need of housing, work, and a second chance. The goal of this class is to educate on how small choices can create life changing consequences. Additionally, we will try to reduce the stigma associated with ex-offenders by highlighting their plight of navigating reentry and becoming purpose-driven entrepreneurs and activists passionate about helping others and changing the world.
Ages: 13 – adult
Facilitator: Jennifer Rogers-Givens