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The Peace and Justice Center is leading a workshop - open to all - at Lost Nation Theater Wednesday May 4. 7-9pm

April 27, 2016
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The Peace and Justice Center is parterning with LNT on Hairspray.

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in addition to participating in general discussions and arranging for panel discussion after performances, The Peace & Justice Center is providing this FREE Workshop on solidarity and how to be an ally for those fighting for social justice. Please come!

 

The Workshop: Why Does Tracy Turnblad Care about Racial Justice?

 
When: Wednesday, May 4th  7-9 
Location: Lost Nation Theater Lobby Cabaret
 
Description: The Peace & Justice Center is pleased to partner with Lost Nation Theater's Production of Hairspray to present a two-hour program about intersectionality and the importance of solidarity.
While this musical theater comedy is certainly about fun and entertainment this workshop seeks to use some of the characters and their stories as a chance to explore ideas of privilege and oppression. 
 
Call the Peace & Justice Center at 802-863-2345 x6 or e-mail program@pjcvt.org for more information.
 
"More gratitude: last night I got to listen in on a panel discussion of several people working for racial justice in VT responding to our production of Hairspray. I appreciated the opportunity to explore what is hopeful about performing this show now in our community and how it is being received, and also what is problematic about the show. I am so ready to start having more of these discussions in my small, majority white community. Along those lines, the Peace and Justice Center is hosting a FREE workshop at Lost Nation Theater this Wednesday, May 4th from 7pm - 9pm. Using the show as a launching point, the workshop explores the concept of intersectionality and the importance of solidarity. While "Hairspray" is certainly about fun and entertainment, this accompanying workshop seeks to use some of the show's characters and their stories as a chance to explore ideas of privilege and oppression. If you, like me, have been thinking about these issues a lot, I would encourage you to come and meet other people in the community engaged in the same work. If you haven't been thinking about them a lot, or are confused about why we need to talk about racial justice in Vermont, I would especially invite you to come and learn more."  - Carolyn Wesley
 
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