"Listen to My Story"

Jan 31 2018 - 6:00pm

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About this event
On January 31, 2018, the Center for Reducing Health Disparities, which is housed within the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) with the partnership of Kaneko, Compassion in Action, Inc. and local artists, will offer to the public a stage presentation entitled, Listen to My Story, adapted from the report, Listen to My Story: Stories from African-American mothers and male offenders on violence in Omaha. The presentation, which will be the first of its kind, will be a collaborative effort between an academic researcher and several artists. Together, they will present a theatrical interpretation of a qualitative study that UNMC completed on the consequences of community violence. Specifically, the creator of the presentation, Eric Meyer PhD(c), will reenact onstage some of the interviews he completed with the study participants. The participants, who will be played by performance artists, were African American mothers who were concerned that living in a community stricken with violence would cause their children to join gangs. The study participants also included African American males who have spent much of their lives in prison. During the presentation, Eric will not only reenact the interviews with the artists, he will also share his personal feelings he experienced during the interviews. Furthermore, during the presentation, photographs taken by Eric will be projected as a backdrop. These photos are Eric’s visual interpretation as to what it is like living in north Omaha. The presentation is free (pre-register at Eventbright: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/listen-to-my-story-tickets-40040705829?aff=es2)and will occur on January 31, 2018 from 6 to 8 PM at Kaneko, 1111 Jones Street in Omaha.
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1111 Jones Street
Omaha, NE 68102
United States