Race Peace is a multi-generational performance project that deals with the debilitating fog of racism in an attempt to provide an opportunity for people to celebrate and explore common bonds, debate their differences, and lay the civic foundation to pursue solutions to the issues that impact their communities. Race Peace was born out in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita as a group of artist and friends with long-standing relationships struggled to address the blatant issues of race at the center of the storm.
Through Race Peace we seek to create a space where people from diverse backgrounds can safely and aggressively challenge the realities and myths of racism in America, in addition to considering how art can engage people in noteworthy dialogue about challenging social issues. Through the process of our workshops and performances, participants can begin to craft a shared understanding of the complexities of racism, both individual and institutional, and envision ways of moving forward together.
Performer/Writer/Facilitators: Bruce France, Carlton Turner, Hannah Pepper-Cunningham, Joanna Russo, Maurice Turner, Melisa Cardona, Nick Slie
Mentors: Dudley Cocke, John O’Neal