On Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. in Schneebeck Concert Hall at the University of Puget Sound, Race & Pedagogy Institute welcomes the Red Door Project to Tacoma. Evolve is a new performance experience that explores the relationship between communities of color and law enforcement. Combining monologues from The New Black Fest’s Hands Up: 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments, a show written by African American men and women about their experience with racial profiling, and Cop Out: Beyond Black, White & Blue, based on interviews with police officers, Evolve seeks to stimulate conversation in a new way and help us to bridge a seemingly intractable divide. Immediately following the performance there will be audience talk-back with Director Kevin Jones and RPI Director Dr. Dexter Gordon. Due to seating limitations, the event is ticketed. Tickets are FREE thanks to the support of the Chism Fund for the Humanities and the Arts, Tacoma Arts Live, Tacoma Police Department, Bamford Family Foundation, Grantmaker’s Consultants, Inc, and Richard Woo.
HERE'S HOW TO GET YOUR FREE TICKETS: For University of Puget Sound students, faculty, and staff, contact the Information Desk at Wheelock Student Center or order online. For Community, get your tickets through Tacoma Arts Live. Visit tacomaartslive.org (then click on the BUY TICKETS button, top right of screen) or contact the TAL Box Office at 253.591.5894.
FOR OTHER QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT EVENT ORGANIZERS: Race & Pedagogy Institute at 253.879.2435 or firstname.lastname@example.org. pugetsound.edu/rpi
The RACE & PEDAGOGY INSTITUTE, at the University of Puget Sound, envisions a society where the systemic causes of racism have been uprooted and in which we are energized to re-imagine a world oriented toward the shared experience of liberation.
The mission of the RED DOOR PROJECT, based in Portland, Oregon, is to change racial ecology through the arts. They envision a society where people from diverse racial backgrounds and experiences live, work, play, and create together, and all people have the confidence, capacity, and opportunity to fulfill their highest human potential.