Workshop: Interrupting Racism

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Date(s) - 10/13/2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Blue Hill Public Library

Instead of the Blue Hill Public Library’s regular monthly book group, “Readings on Race,” the library will present a workshop with playwright Carolyn Gage entitled, “Interrupting Racism” on Saturday, October 13th from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.

This program is intended to be a practical workshop, offering participants tools for interrupting racism when it happens. In developing it, Gage put her theater training to use to devise a technique for facilitating confrontations, while keeping it simple, on point, and effective. Participants will get opportunities for role-playing and rehearsing the technique.

Gage says the workshop comes from a place of support, understanding and constructive re-conditioning. She continues, “I think that instead of perceiving a confrontation as a personal attack, we can reframe it as a form of supportive coaching.” The workshop has been offered at universities and national conferences in the US and Canada.

Gage is the author of seventy-five plays, musicals, and one-woman shows, specializing in non-traditional roles for women. She has taught at Bates College and the University of Southern Maine. This workshop is free and open to everyone. There is no charge, and registration is not required. For more information, call the library at 374-5515.

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