Are race relations in Utah so misunderstood that Utahns don’t understand the blatant racism experienced and reinforced everyday? Is Utah behind understanding the impact of skin color in our community? Is it the responsibility of a community to identify harmful blind spots in our cultural competency and bring them into view?
Help us celebrate, listen to, and learn from Black leaders, artists, and social change agents in our community. Black Social Change (BSC) is a multidisciplinary event integrating haunting and hopeful narratives, film, soulful spirituals performed by Lyric Baritone Robert Sims of Chicago, as well as choreography and theater performed by local dancers and choreographers Sofia Gorder and Notasha Washington.
This performing arts event is in collaboration with and in celebration of the documentary “Black Social Change: Preserving The Story,” that will premiere at Salt Lake Community College Grand Theatre, 1575 South State Salt Lake City on Tuesday January 19, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
This event brings to life the forgotten and unknown stories that need to be heard in order for our community to reconcile and grow. The event guides viewers to open their hearts to what it feels like to maintain “hope” again and again in the face of unsolicited adversity. Themes of education, resilience, and faith propel the evening’s performances unwrapping the key to a culture whose very foundation is built upon a forged resiliency and grace. Join us in creating awareness and developing a greater understanding of the Black experience in Utah in attempt to expose the undercurrent of unseen and silent racial inequality. The performance begins in the Larimer Center at Rowland Hall at 6:30pm and will be followed by dessert and dialogue in the cafeteria.