Proposal Title

A Black Woman’s Life and Race: A Tornado

Presenter Information

Helen Patmon, Lesley University

Author Type

Faculty

Location

U-Hall 3-089

Start Date

24-3-2017 3:00 PM

End Date

24-3-2017 3:50 PM

Presentation Type

Creative Performance

Abstract

This performance seeks to engage with participants around questions of race. It challenges the audience to examine black anger, whiteness, and anti–Semitism. Autoethnographical narratives about race and blacks are used. Theatrical monologues demonstrate black female religious experiences. References to the Oklahoma bombing are expressed. Audiences will learn how art can be used to heal in racial settings, and how black anger can be embodied and expressed.

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Mar 24th, 3:00 PM Mar 24th, 3:50 PM

A Black Woman’s Life and Race: A Tornado

U-Hall 3-089

This performance seeks to engage with participants around questions of race. It challenges the audience to examine black anger, whiteness, and anti–Semitism. Autoethnographical narratives about race and blacks are used. Theatrical monologues demonstrate black female religious experiences. References to the Oklahoma bombing are expressed. Audiences will learn how art can be used to heal in racial settings, and how black anger can be embodied and expressed.