Race in America: Telling Our Stories
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
A Conversation with Sapphire, Major Jackson, and Patrick Phillips
Stories are the drivers of real change. By changing our emotions and our imaginations, they change our values and our minds. In a time of racial tension and deep division in our country, can our stories and the way in which we tell them help us move further toward racial equality? Esteemed poets Sapphire (Push, Oscar-winning film, Precious), Major Jackson (Hoops, Rolling Deep), and Patrick Phillips (Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America) will read selections from their work and engage in a discussion about their own stories. In this conversation, moderated by OBIE Award-winning producer Kelley Girod, these artists will share how they find meaning in their daily lives and will guide us through the collective conversation on race in America.