Performing ME, Performing US
Multicultural Community Forum
Thursday, Nov. 14
Bangor Public Library
Free and open to the public.
For more information visit mainemulticulturalcenter.org
In May, 2018, Communication and Journalism students from the University of Maine held a public readers’ theater and conversation about immigration and diversity in Maine. The performance was the culmination of a semester-long project, guided by Dr. Liliana Herakova, of collecting and reflecting on stories of and about immigration to the state. Entitled PERFORMING ME PERFORMING US, the readers’ theater presented a collage of stories, poetry, and research exploring diversity as a complex, embodied, creative experiences of encountering the self, cultures, and history in various contexts. In the public conversation that followed the performance,
students reflected on story-sharing as a process of deep listening and co-witnessing that shaped their perceptions, knowledge, and identities. Please join us when some of the participants share what they learned and continue to learn from this experience.