From Safe to Brave, in Randall Theater April 23-4 at 7:30 pm.
Temple University and Drs. Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon, Elizabeth Sweet, Tiffenia Archie, Sonja
Peterson-Lewis, Rickie Sanders, Donna-Marie Peters, Karen Turner, Valerie Dudley and NuRodney Prad,
were recently awarded a one-year grant from the Lumina Fund, to conduct research in and around race, racism and the rise of hate crimes on college campuses.
Out of more than 300 proposals, Temple University was one of only 10 colleges and universities to be awarded this one-year grant from the Lumina Foundation which included a series of Interactive Community Conversation (ICC’s) conducted during the fall semester (2018) in and around the university community with over 50 participants crafting and gathering ethnography and personal narratives on individuals’ personal experience with race and racism in America.
Two of the public outcomes of that research opens on Temple University’s campus—which
includes the world premiere of the devised performance piece From Safe to Brave, in Randall Theater April 23-4 at 7:30 pm.
Culled from the first person narratives and poetic ethnographies collected during the ICC’s, From Safe to
Brave, is an intergenerational tapestry of community voices who use memory, narrative, song, poetry and dance to speak poignantly about the impact of race, racism and contemporary events in American culture.
Sponsored by the Lumina Foundation, the performances are free and open to the public. Come out and
become a part of the sights, sounds, songs, poetry and personal narratives of young and old alike on one
of the most difficult but important topics in America—conversations on Race—as we move From Safe to
Brave. Talk back and reception following each performance.
Performance is FREE! Hope to see you there.