Artist-Activist talk before the performance of EMMETT TILL, a river by THEATRE YUGEN
6pm, Mariposa Studio, 2808 Mariposa St. Free–rsvp online.
The great Theatre Yugen in San Francisco, celebrating their 35th year of work in the Japanese Noh tradition, have launched their newest piece about Emmett Till, an African-American 14-year old boy, whose murder in 1955 sparked momentum for the civil rights movement.
I just saw the performance last night, and it was haunting and moving.
At 6pm before the performance on November 14, I’ll be speaking on and moderating a panel of powerful artist-activists, including the great Rhodessa Jones and Donald Lacy Jr, and Emmett Till Family Representatives and Founders of the Mamie Till Mobley Memorial Foundation Airickca Gordon-Taylor and Ollie Gordon.
Our symposium, called 35 and Counting, will investigate why being an artist counts and how the arts can direct us toward a more civil society.
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This event is free, but please go online and reserve a seat as it is probably going to sell out. While you are online, please buy a ticket to EMMETT TILL, a river and see it right after our talk. You won’t regret it.