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Sit-In Virtual Screening and Discussion
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Written by Atlanta’s bestselling author, playwright, and Civil Rights Activist, Pearl Cleage (Blues for An Alabama Sky, In My Granny’s Garden, Tell Me My Dream), this original animated short celebrates the power of youth to change history. We meet three friends as they learn about the sit-ins of the Civil Rights era, and powerfully apply those lessons to issues they – and we all – face today. The play invites students, parents, teachers and families to experience the Civil Rights Movement as a living, breathing energy with practical lessons, ethical challenges, and moral choices that remain relevant today. Featuring a mixture of Civil Rights anthems and new freedom song composed specifically for the play, Sit-In will move audiences, encourage intergenerational conversations, and inspire the next generation of conscientious social activists.
We are pleased to partner with the Alliance Theatre for this screening, followed by a live discussion with Pearl Cleage (Distinguished Artist in Residence), Christopher Moses (Dan Reardon Director of Education & Associate Artistic Director), actress Eden Luse (voice of Janet Payne), and GPB’s Virginia Prescott.