Note to Educators, Program Leaders and Parents:
Please share this with Youth you know.
Interested, please contact: YoungETHICALexplorers@gmail.com
Once a month, from March through May, youth will engage in a Wednesday “Watch-n-Chat” session followed-up by a weekend “Dialogue-n-Deed” workshop with expert guidance to support deep inquiry. The series culminates with a final JUNETEENTH gathering that combines the watch-’n’-chat and workshop sessions into a singular grand finale (note that the June finale is an all-in-one Saturday event).
Youth participants will be treated as Racial Justice Scholars of Ethical Youth Programming and will be given a certificate of completion for full participation in the four-month program. Participants are asked to sign up with the intent to engage in the entire 4-month program as consistently as possible.
To register for this program please contact YoungETHICALexplorers@gmail.com
RACIAL JUSTICE SCHOLARS: SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
THE AMERICAN SLAVERY PROJECT, BLACK SEED GRANT® RECIPIENT, AND THE NEW YORK SOCIETY FOR ETHICAL CULTURE
THE REVERBERATION PLAYS FOR THE 2021 VIRTUAL SEASON
EMMY® AWARD-WINNING WRITER, JUDY TATE, WRITER OF 3 OF THE 5 PLAYS
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – American Slavery Project is partnering with The New York Society for Ethical Culture (NYSEC) in New York City to present The Reverberation Plays: several offerings that examine how Black beginnings in America have led to the very equity issues we experience today in psychology, family dynamics, education, and mental/physical health-care. “The Reverberation Plays” mark American Slavery Project’s 2nd foray into the virtual space of theatrical performances since COVID-19 changed our lives, our livelihoods, and the way theatre is consumed,” said ASP’s Producing Artistic Director, Judy Tate. “We are proud that our first production on a virtual platform (Black Women and the Ballot) led the way for many theatres to explore the digital sphere especially in the area of audio-drama.” Directing the final premiere in our series (Second Sight) is celebrated actress and director, Phylicia Rashad, who was part of ASP’s virtual Black Women and the Ballot cast. Other premieres in The Reverberation Plays, slated for March through June, will be short radio dramas with immersive soundscaping and a minimal visual score to enrich the virtual experience; accompanied by rich live talkbacks with artists and scholars.
Tickets for opening night events will be available on ASP’s website: www.americanslaveryproject.org
RSVP’s a must.
Families may choose to watch these together.
Parents may also use this opportunity to watch the content
that youth will be engaging in through this
Racial Justice Scholars ~ Ethical Youth Zoom Program.
Tickets for YOUTH EVENTS
will be sent to those who register by contacting:
AMERICAN SLAVERY PROJECT
~ A brainchild of Judy Tate, an Emmy® Award-winning writer and playwright, American Slavery Project is a theatrical response to revisionism about Black beginnings in America with an aim to make connections between this moment and the past; and to create conversations that educate, enlighten and entertain. https://www.americanslaveryproject.org
THE NEW YORK SOCIETY FOR ETHICAL CULTURE
~ Ethical NYC is a Humanist community dedicated to ethical relationships, social justice, and environmental stewardship. It is part of a larger ETHICAL CULTURE movement centered on ethics, not theology. www.ethical.nyc.com
Film maker/professor, Simone Barros from The American Slavery Project
and educator/organizer Audrey Kindred from Ethical NYC are collaborating to offer the Racial Justice Scholars ~ Ethical Youth Zoom Program.
BIOS OF EDUCATORS IMPLEMENTING THIS PROGRAM:
Simone Barros teaches filmmaking at Pratt Institute and co-teaches theatre-making at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Stargate education program for male-identifying high school students with juvenile justice system records to create and perform original plays grappling with issues of systemic racism, self-determination and social justice activism.
Simone also engaged students in college preparatory high schools with issues of gentrification and the historical legacy of slavery and abolition, of Jim Crow and Civil Rights through documentary filmmaking, as a teaching artist with the Center for Arts Inspired Learning and in Cleveland Institute of Arts’ high school college credit program. Simone taught socioeconomically privileged high school students artistic practices and artistic approaches to social justice activism.
Focused on deepening advanced critical thinking and analytical skills in tandem with the highly acute creative, communication and problem-solving skills demanded of teens and young adults learning the craft and artistic rigor of theatre and film production, Simone embarked on her ten-year teaching career as an adjunct faculty member at Cleveland Institute of Art and Cuyahoga Community College where in addition to teaching degree core curriculum courses, she helmed grant funded projects in which students created several programs including a documentary series on the food, culture and history of Cleveland, Ohio, and a film criticism series interviewing filmmakers featured at the Cleveland International Film Festival.
Nominated for the Ralph M. Bessie, Excellence in Teaching Award, Simone continues to strive for encouraging her students to remain ever curious about learning, ever expressive in their artistic practice and ever vigilant in their stewardship of social justice activism for all people.
Audrey Kindred directs programming for children, youth and families at ETHICAL NYC, more formally known as The New York Society for Ethical Culture. As an educator, community organizer, writer & artist, dancer & yogi, she has designed, administered and taught diverse curricula and practices in creativity, movement, nature exploration, writing, and ethics for a few decades, through a range of programs and organizations including: Trilok School, Bent on Learning, The Quad Manhattan, All Sports for All People, and Movement Research. Kindred has taught adults and children of all ages and diverse needs, in explorations of ethics and arts, involving social justice, global visions, humanity, literacy, social studies and nature studies. Over two decades of developing and leading programming for children and families through Ethical Culture grounded her creative teaching practices in the compelling focus of ETHICS.