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We Are: Exploring Inter-Cultural Identity
October 19, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community
How does your racial and ethnic background affect who you are?
That’s what area artists will explore through performance and discussion with college students and the larger Madison community in “We Are: Exploring Inter-Cultural Identity” on Wednesday, October 19th, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in the Diane Ballweg Theatre, in The Stream on the Edgewood College campus. This free program is offered in connection with Edgewood College’s 2016-2017 Common Reading, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander.
The all-age cast of We Are brings essential issues of our day to life by sharing their individual stories through spoken word performances, music, monologues, poetry, and tap dance. The evening’s program includes performances by:
Donna Peckett – Choreographer/actor/educator
Fabu – Poet/educator, former Poet Laureate of Madison
Sergio Nute Fornes, Musician and educator
Tiffany Ike – Spoken Word artist and activist
Jane Reynolds – Pianist and music educator
We Are illustrates, through the arts, how social structural patterns affect us and the relationships we have with others. After the presentations, audience members will join Edgewood students, faculty, staff, and the performers in facilitated discussion groups.