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Intergenerational Show and Tell Mixtape: Civil Rights
October 15, 2014 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
“Civil Rights? Wasn’t that something that began and ended in the early 1960’s?”
Since before the United States was formed and up until this very moment, groups of people on this continent have been striving for Civil Rights: Native Americans, Women, Chicanos, African-Americans, LGBTQ folks, Youth, Disabled folks, Immigrants, and more.
In fact, ALL OF US are impacted by the struggle for Civil Rights. Tonight, we share our stories…
Your mission (if you choose to accept it):
Help make the world’s largest musical mixtape.
1) Pick a song
Something that was meaningful to you, or you were exposed to at an important time in your life, or one that you feel defines you and your generation. Send it to us to be included in the mixtape, or bring it on the night.
Bring an object
Any object that is somehow representative of your generation or tells some story that can be a jumping off point for our conversations.
(We’ll have a record/tape/CD player/computer for all of your musical selections!)
Share your stories and listen to our intergenerational panel sharing stories about their song, object, and perspective.
Panelists confirmed thus far:
- Nita Gonzales: Community activist, educator, and nationally recognized leader in the struggle for social justice and equality, President of Escuela Tlatelolco, and daughter of Chicano movement leader Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales.
- Stewart Tucker Lundy: Disability rights advocate, cigar-lover, involved in many cultural organizations throughout the community, and proud Board Member of Warm Cookies of the Revolution.
- Jeanette Vizguerra: Activist for janitors and workers rights as well as immigrants rights. Jeanette has a powerful story of openly fighting her own deportation and inspiring others to come out of the shadows to do the same.
- An East High School student taking part in the “If Not Us” project on Civil Rights.
Traducción al español estará disponible(This program is part of the “If Not Us” project on Civil Rights: A partnership between Buntport Theater, The Center for Digital Storytelling, and East High School (with media help from Lighthouse Writers and Colorado Public Television) and with a generous grant from the Arts Affinity Group of the Denver Foundation)