Endangered Species | stop. reset Symposium

STARTS 5/17/2015 Dusable Museum of African American History
2pm FREE, reservations recommended.

Sunday, May 17 | 2pm
DuSable Museum of African American History
740 E. 56th Place, Chicago

This year is the anniversary of the Voters’ Rights Act. DuSable hosts an intergenerational discussion on how the concept of being African American has changed in the last 50 years. Are African Americans being blended into extinction? To what extent are African Americans being bought and sold to the mainstream? Is our cultural identity vanishing? Should we be trying to hold on to it? What traditions/ghosts should we try to release? What is the impact of DNA testing and other technology genealogical advances on identity in what is being called a post-racial America? How is society adjusting to the majority minority? How are artists seeing themselves in an era of shifting context and definition?

Moderator: Tracye Matthews, Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture. 

Publisher: Melody Spann Cooper, WVON
Publisher: Desirée Rogers
Tech: Robert Blackwell, Sr.
Clergy: Rev. Vance Henry

FREE EVENT, RSVP recommended. Seating is first come, first served.



ABOUT stop.reset.

Award-winning actor/playwright/director and Goodman Theatre Artistic Associate Regina Taylor celebrates her 20th season at the theatre with the Chicago premiere of stop. reset. In stop. reset., e-books and digital technologies are transforming the literary world, and Chicago businessman Alex Ames must try to save his long-standing African American book publishing company from extinction. While his employees fret over losing their jobs, Ames finds unlikely inspiration from a mysterious teenager, J., who seems to be plugged into the future. The aging Ames is forced to discover how far he’s willing to go to survive.