Race, privilege topic of 10-minute plays
FLINT — Flint Youth Theatre will present “Facing Our Truth,” a collection of 10-minute plays that examine race and privilege, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22.
In light of the George Zimmerman verdict, The New Black Fest commissioned six very diverse playwrights to write 10-minute plays on the topics of Trayvon Martin, race and/or privilege.
The purpose of “Facing Our Truth” is to incite serious discussion throughout area communities around these urgent issues.
The collection includes “The Ballad of George Zimmerman” by Dan O’Brien and Quentzal Flores, “Colored” by Winter Miller, “Dressing” by Mona Mansour and Tala Manassah, “Night Vision” by Dominique Morisseau, “No More Monsters Here” by Marcus Gardley, and “Some Other Kid” by A. Rey Pamatmat. Tickets cost $7. The show is recommended for adults and older teens. “Facing Our Truth” is sponsored by Dr. Daniel and Donna Anbe. — L.R.
FLINT — GCARD presents a free Relationship Building in Research Workshop from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at 601 N. Saginaw Street. Participants will learn to increase their knowledge and support for community and academic partnerships when working on collaborative research. For details, call Athena at 810-762-4973. — T.T.
FLINT — The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan presents Personal Action Toward Health, a six-week workshop from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays, Feb. 15 and 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, and April 5. This workshop is designed to benefit adults living with Type 2 Diabetes. Participants will learn to better manage their long-term health conditions. Family members, friends and caregivers are also encouraged to attend. For details, call Carly at 734-222-9800. — T.T.
‘Women of a New Tribe’ to open Jan. 22 at FIA
FLINT — “Women of a New Tribe,” artist Jerry Taliaferro’s photographic study of the spiritual and physical beauty of women in Flint’s African American community, opens Sunday. Jan. 22, at the Flint Institute of Arts.
Begun more than a decade ago, the exhibited debuted at the Afro-American Cultural Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 2002, and has traveled the nation.
The 10th Annual Community Gala, will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21. It will include discussion with the artist, viewing, and a reception with music, a strolling supper and cash bar. Pre-event tickets are $40 per person for FIA members, $60 per person for non-members. Tickets at the door are $55 for members, $75 for non-members. The exhibit runs through Saturday, April 15. — L.R.