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The American Black Experience: Then & Now

Event Date:

February 1 @ 8:00 pm

Venue:

Actor’s Warehouse
619 NE 1st Street
Gainesville, FL 32601

Organizer:

Steven Butler
786-543-5737
actorswarehouse.fl@gmail.com

Program Description:

“The American Black Experience: Then & Now” is a social and cultural criticism of racism in America through an important historical lens. The project will feature two performance pieces – “The Colored Door at the Train Depot” (February 1 – 17, 2019) and “Pipeline” (March 15 – 31, 2019) – that explore race, gender, education patriotism and economic disparity. This project will also include community engagement sessions. Sessions will take place in various locations throughout Alachua County. Participants are encouraged to reflect on personal biases, privilege and explore systemic racism in the United States.

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