2006-09-14 / Upcoming Events

Multi-cultural literacy program coming to library

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will host Common Ground/Kaleidoscope of Race: A Collage of Writers Address Issues of Race, Ethnicity & Culture at the Jamestown library on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. in the library meeting hall.

Living Literature, in partnership with the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, has created this 45-minute program in their unique readers'-theater style to celebrate Arts and Humanities Month, throughout October.

More than 100 years ago, Walt Whitman shared his perception of America as a melting pot: "Here is not merely a nation, but a teeming Nation of nations." And in the New York Times, June, 2006, David Mamet said, "The dark secret of America has always been and will always be race. It's a secret hard to be rational about because it's so much a part of our lives." To better understand ourselves, we must have a better understanding and appreciation of the diverse racial tapestry that is our national environment.

Joining Artistic Director Barry Press will be actor/writer, Nehassaiu deGannes, and Living Literature member Hurtis Mitchner, who will present excerpts from material selected from several authors.

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