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City of Minneapolis Coordinator’s Office of Equity and Inclusion presents: “ACTING BLACK Demystifying Racism”
November 14, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Writer/performer Carlyle Brown is a playwright-artist-thinker whose body of work through the years continues to bring fresh and riveting insights into the experience of race in America. His presentation is a performance with PowerPoint projections that demystifies the complex, systemic structure of American racism to reveal its psychic boundaries and social impact.
Thoughtful, provocative, deep diving, he encourages the audience discussion toward personal and actionable solutions. Using the power of art to investigate difficult concepts, Acting Black takes us to the roots of American racism and its consequences for all of us by exploring the evolution of the Black stereotype, tracing the birth of its beginning from a single individual on a specific night in Louisville, Kentucky in 1828 to the racial conflicts we still endure to this day.
Come join the community and the conversation for 60 minutes of powerful theatrical solo performance as well as 30 minutes of expert guided dialogue.
Acting Black attendees will:
- Gain understanding of the roots of American racism and its ongoing impact on institutions and individuals today.
- Increase awareness of personal bias.
- Practice engaging in tough, productive conversation.
- Generate ideas and motivation to make workplace and community environments more inclusive.
This event is sponsored by ReCAST Minneapolis, Co-Sponsored by the Minneapolis Black Employee Network, and food being provided through the generous donation of Mortenson Construction.