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Talk, performance focus on black arts issues

Tuesday, April 7, 2009, 7:30 p.m. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

An evening of discussion and performance exploring African American artistic issues will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

The event will begin with a conversation between Cornel West, the Class of 1943 University Professor in the Center for African American Studies, and Daphne Brooks, associate professor of English and the Center for African American Studies, about the impact of the 20th-century black arts movement and various other aspects of black theater.

The talk will be followed by a performance titled "Movement: An Evening of One Acts" by the Black Arts Company: Drama. The student company will present a series of one-act performances touching on different aspects of the African American experience, ranging from domestic violence issues to immigration-led class conflicts.

Admission is free, but tickets must be obtained at the Frist Campus Center or Richardson Auditorium ticket offices prior to the event.

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