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CCA Fall Theatre Department Production: Real Talk: Plays for Kids about Race

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The Community College of Aurora Theatre Department is Proud to Present:

Real Talk: Plays for Kids about Race

By Idris Goodwin

Sunday, October 4 and Monday, October 5
7 PM via Zoom - Panel to Follow

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Appropriate for ages 9 & up

A reading of short anti-racists plays for children and families by the award-winning playwright, Idris Goodwin, followed by a panel & community dialogue.

Each of these short works, written to be read across the multi-generational spectrum, offer different insights about disconnects in racial conversation and the Black experience in America.”  - A review from Theatre for Young Audiences/USA

Idris Goodwin

Theatre is where we see ourselves and wrestle with our beliefs.  Through the stories of others we reflect on our own.  Since racism lives at the intersection of misinformation, ego and unchecked power, the arts must counteract by cultivating personal reflection, learning, conversation and compassion.   

I used to say that I probably won’t see an end to racism in my lifetime.  However, witnessing the power of the people united, in the streets, in the virtual political, educational, cultural and corporate arenas, it has reinvigorated me with a heightened urgency.  Systemic racism must end now and forever.  One way of doing so is talking with our children about it.  These five plays are meant to serve as sparks for conversation.”  - Idris Goodwin

To read the plays and learn more about Idris Goodwin, please visit http://www.tyausa.org/freeplay/

Panel Moderators:

Sara Blanchard
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Sara Blanchard

Co-founder and co-host of the award winning social justice podcast Dear White Women.

Bio: 

Sara Blanchard helps communities build connections through conscious conversations, which she does as a podcaster, facilitator, TEDx speaker, writer, and consultant. Having worked at Goldman Sachs and having helped to teach positive psychology at Harvard, Sara speaks the language of traditional accomplishment, but for over 10 years, Sara has also pursued the science and techniques of well-being as a life coach, mother, and author of Flex Mom. In addition to emceeing events like the World Happiness Summit and facilitating meaningful discussions about race in person and through video projects like Voices From Next Door, Sara co-founded and co-hosts the award-winning social justice podcast Dear White Women, which helps ease listeners into uncomfortable conversations about race, racism, and how to be more anti-racist.

Alicia Biggs

Alicia K. Biggs

Director of Diversity, Equity, and Recruitment

Northeast Denver Innovation Zone

Denver Public School

Co-owner A Biggs Step

Early Childhood Education Community Center

Alicia K. Biggs is committed to educating students, colleagues, families, and the community through establishing strong connections. She holds an M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Diversity and Equity. Alicia has worked with teachers, school leaders and stakeholders on building a community of culturally responsive educators. She works with six schools in Denver as the Director of Equity, Diversity and Recruitment. Alicia has been an educator in several states, as well as working with educators from all over the world on the best ways to work with children and families of color, which has truly molded her beliefs in equity, social justice, and developing partnerships with many organizations. She is active on many non-profit organization boards, and is in the process of opening her own early childhood center for children who may not have access to the start of a quality education. Alicia firmly believes that success in education is about educating the whole family and building relationships with each child.

For questions or more information, please contact Stacey D’Angelo, Director of Theatre, at Stacey.dangelo@ccaurora.edu.

 

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