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August 11, 2020 7:00 PM
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We all have prejudices. But, when we hide them, a simple, often innocent "pre-judgement" can fester into something much worse. How did we get here? What are we doing about it? If we want to heal, we have to devise a way forward. In the coming months, members of EAG's staff and author/actress/EAG member Helena-Joyce Wright (Zora Is My Name!, Amen Corner, Jerry's Girls, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill) will be sitting down via Zoom for a series of conversations centered around race in America in an effort to start moving us towards a more perfect union.

Our first conversation is scheduled for Tuesday, August 11th at 7:00 PM EDT. The goal? To provide a forum for YOU to ask some of the questions that you might have been afraid to bring up in "mixed" company. We'll be doing it town hall style and we invite you to submit your question(s) in advance to office@actorsguild.org.

Wright says, "I know people always say 'there are no stupid questions' but, in this case, it is important for everyone to know that there truly are no dumb questions. Everyone has to be able to bring up the things that are in their heart." She doesn't claim to be an expert, but she feels that a lot of what gets labeled as racism comes down to obliviousness and not hate. "Polite conversation will not get us where I believe most of us want to go." 

We hope as we move forward to find a group of courageous people who are willing to sit in their discomfort and join us to create a sustainable, safe space for conversation that can live and breathe beyond the current moment.

This event is FREE. Space is limited. Registration is required.