Join us for these can’t-miss events, part of a larger schedule of events during Rethinking Race:
Monday, February 2nd
The film, To cross An Ocean Four Centuries Long, will be shown at 2pm in room 154 Beirce Library. Join this mystical captain as she takes you on a journey through time with the assistance of beautifully arranged spirituals and African dance. Meet Phillis Wheatley, Hannah, servant to John Woolman, and John Jay’s Abby all enslaved but determined to be free. Recording of a performance of the play, written by Dr. Amanda Kemp. View the film’s trailer.
Thursday, February 5th
Sister Friend: Phillis Wheatley and Obour Tanner on Freedom, Love and the Divine.
7.30pm Daum Theatre in Kolbe Hall.
This one-act play by Dr. Amanda Kemp explores Phillis Wheatley and Obour Tanner’s assertions of freedom, dignity and faith. The play blends narrative with African American spirituals, exquisitely rendered by tenor Deborah Billups and soprano Vanessa Ballard. You don’t want to miss this story that will make your toes tap and your heart soar.
Thursday, February 12th
The film, A Lot Like You, will be shown at 12 noon in room 154 of Bierce Library. A Lot Like You is a documentary film that explores the complex intersection between mixed race identity, culture and home. It follows Eliaichi Kimaro, who is a first generation American of Korean and Tanzanian ancestry back to Tanzania upon her parents’ retirement. After the film, stay for a discussion with Dr. Toja Okoh on the topics of race and identity. View the film’s trailer.
For questions about any of these events, please contact Lisa Lazar.
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