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Coming to Black Boy? Arrive early for a presentation by local residents who share how Richard Wright’s memoir resonates with their own life stories. 6pm, Zeiterion Lounge.
A diverse group of adult learners who are part of The Clemente Course in the Humanities have read and responded to Richard Wright’s memoir Black Boy by writing about their own experiences in this country. During this pre-show you will hear them share their writing, speak candidly about their experiences as members of historically marginalized groups, reflect on the power of the humanities to effect change in their own lives and community, and respond to your questions through a Q&A moderated by People Acting in Community Endeavors (PACE)’s Director of Community Impact, Genesis Galan. At the end of this pre-show, you will have the opportunity to contribute your own voice to PACE’s Community Assessment Report by identifying this community’s most pressing needs. This report will be used to help set the course for the services provided by PACE going forward, as they continue in their mission to reduce poverty in Greater New Bedford.
The Clemente Course in the Humanities provides free, college courses in the Humanities to a diverse group of low-income adults in the greater New Bedford area. Course participants take classes in literature, art history, moral philosophy, American history, writing and public speaking from college professors and can earn up to 6 college credits.
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