March 2, 2019 –
Overcoming by Word of Our Testimonies: Black - Male - Wounded Healers
Doors Open 2:30pm Showtime 3:00pm
Due to systemic racism, Black males have been excluded from upward mobility, victimized by dehumanization, fallen prey to biased policing practices, and plagued by disparities in health and education when compared to their White counterparts. Such conditions have led to internalizing race-based trauma and stress.
Using the primary medium of storytelling through spoken-word performance grounded by Critical Race Theory, this work expresses the ways in which Black males have suffered, transcended their own pain, and fostered healing through creativity. There will be an opportunity in a post-performance discussion for audience members to engage in critical discourse about the performance.