From a release:
651 ARTS presents: Roundtable ‘63
Friday, February 22, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts
One University Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 488-1624
• Tickets available at this link
NEW YORK CITY - Roundtable ‘63 is an inter-generational modern day civil rights round table dialogue re-examining the relevance of the moral, social, political, educational and human rights issues of 1963 versus 2013. Utilizing a staged reading of the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway play “James Baldwin A Soul On Fire” which bears witness to the lesser-known secret meeting between James Baldwin and Robert F. Kennedy in New York City circa 1963.
This unique blend of reader’s theatre and activism serves as a tool to ignite an in-depth conversation with a cornucopia of new and seasoned civil rights architects and contemporary cultural activists exploring viable pro-active solutions to the question: “ Where Were We Then (1963) and Where Are We Now (2013)?
Roundtable participants include Nana Camille Yarbrough, Artist/Activist, The Ancestor House; David Leeming, Baldwin’s Biographer and Former Secretary; Shani Jamila, Director, Human Rights Urban Justice Center and more! Curated by Charles Reese