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"Show Me the Franklins": Performance by Dr. Amanda Kemp and Theatre for Transformation


A fresh perspective on Benjamin Franklin, who died as president of the abolitionist society without ever freeing one of his own slaves. Sponsored by the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, the Hurford Humanities Center, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Office of Quaker Affairs, and the Women’s Center.

"Show Me the Franklins" offers a fresh perspective on Benjamin Franklin, who died as president of the abolitionist society without ever freeing one of his own slaves, and challenges all of us to consider how historical scholarship intersects with social justice.

The performance comes as part of an extended Campus visit by Dr. Amanda Kemp: "Remembering Ancestors, Slavery, and Benjamin Franklin."

A lifelong advocate and organizer of movements for racial justice and equality, Dr. Amanda Kemp is the founder of Theatre for Transformation, a nascent non-profit organization and performance technology that weaves yoga, reiki, waiting, worship, ritual, and theatre to promote forgiveness, abundance, and peace.

Other events include:

Open Class Visit: Quaker Social Witness With guest speaker Amanda Kemp Thursday, November 13, 10 – 11:30 am Sharpless 412

Ancestors Workshop Thursday, November 13, 7:30 – 9:30 pm Stokes 106, Multicultural Center

A 2-hour workshop combining yoga, meditation, and creative writing to assist participants in connecting with the biological, spiritual, political, or artistic forbears who have preceded us.

Conversation du Jour: Race in America Facilitated by Amanda Kemp Friday, November 14, 12:30 pm Stokes 104, CPGC Café, Lunch provided

http://www.dramandakemp.com

Sponsored by the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, the Hurford Humanities Center, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Office of Quaker Affairs, and the Women’s Center.

Sponsored by a generous grant from The Leaves of Grass Foundation.

Originally posted at: http://www.haverford.edu/news/stories/13351/11