PROGRAM: Aunt Jemima and the Complexities of Race

Presented by:
Kentucky Humanities Council
Subject: African American/Black, Performing Arts Audience: All

This community conversation will begin with a shortened Kentucky Chautauqua® presentation of Kentucky’s Nancy Green (a.k.a. Aunt Jemima) portrayed by actress Debra Faulk. The following moderated community discussion will cover topics such as stereotypes, race relations, and how the humanities can expose and shatter these stereotypes. How can we all become more racially conscious? The panel will be moderated by KET’s Renee Shaw. Panel members include Dr. Kelly J. Madison, Professor of Cultural Polities and Media Studies at California State University, Los Angeles; Dr. Gerald L. Smith,  Professor of African American History at the University of Kentucky; Ricardo Nazario y Colon, Chief Diversity Officer at Western Carolina University; and Judge John Schrader, practicing attorney with Sherrow, Schrader and Sutherland Law Firm and former Family Court Judge. The event will be held on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre in Lexington.

The event continues the following day, Friday, September 22, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at Frederick Douglass High School in Lexington, where Kentucky high school students will be a part of the conversation.