Apr 4, 2012

'A Deeper Look'

As part of Diversity Month programming, the non-profit, nationally recognized CLIMB Theatre of Inver Grove Heights performed "A Deeper Look" at Central Lakes College today, sponsored by the Diversity Leadership Council at CLC. We enter the stage as African Americans, Asians, Native Americans, Latinos, and Caucasians. Because you see us, you naturally think you know us. Our personal stories, bravely told through monologues, scenes, music, dance and slides, will take you on a journey of deeper understanding—not just of us, but of yourself. We are, you see, more alike than different, but can we interact from that point of view with others, especially after 9/11? Can we both embrace and disengage from our American history of prejudice and religious intolerance and its power to repeat itself over and over again? "A Deeper Look" fits the CLIMB mission:  to create and perform plays, classes, and other creative works that inspire and propel people - especially young people - toward actions that benefit themselves, each other, and the community. After the show, the DLC conducted a "Privilege Walk" in the gymnasium as an interaction session to enable individuals to assess their degree of privilege.
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