Wednesday December 13, 2017

Princeton, Slavery, and Me: Community Stage Event

- Free and Open to the Public!

The Arts Council of Princeton presents the final presentation of Professor Brian Herrera’s “Autobiographical Storytelling: Princeton, Slavery, and Me” offered through Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts. The course focuses on the stories we do (and don’t) tell about ourselves, as well as the stories we do (and don’t) tell about Princeton University. This workshop course engages directly with the historical materials unearthed by the “Princeton and Slavery Project” as it rehearses the writing and performance skills necessary to remake the raw material drawn from lived experience into compelling autobiographical storytelling. Working in an array of storytelling modes, course participants will share stories about how the history of slavery at Princeton University guides, informs or challenges our ethical and moral understandings of the stories we choose to tell about ourselves.

This reading is part of the Arts Council of Princeton’s Community Stage Series. Community Stage productions are free (and nearly free) held in collaboration with local artistic groups and organizations. Community Stage programming enable the Arts Council’s Solley Theater to act as an accessible space for community partnerships and high-quality artistic experiences.

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