The Black-Jew Dialogues coming to LBCC March 4 at Noon
Featuring Emmy-award winner Ron Jones and seasoned actor Simon Pringle-Wallace, this two-man show tackles the often-difficult issues of diversity and multiculturalism, speaking to the need for an ongoing cross-generational commitment to social conscience.
Praised by the Boston Globe for its ability to “get to the heart of what divides people,” the comedy pushes audiences toward a vital conversation about the changing face of America through its effective use of provocative satire and social commentary.
“Given many of the recent events we’re dealing with in America right now, the need for a healthy and open conversation about our differences and human dignity has taken on a heightened importance” says Jones.
The comedy team of Jones and Pringle-Wallace uses the light touch of humor to challenge long-established taboos, as well as their own generation’s perspectives on social engagement. Through fast-paced sketches, improvisations, puppetry, a game show, and other multimedia arts, the program primes viewers for a post-show discussion where stereotypes and bigotry are confronted and disposed of.
“After they've laughed together at the absurdity of bigotry and hate, the audience’s appetite to talk is stirred,” notes Pringle-Wallace.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the LBCC Department of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at 541-917-4461. Information on the Dialogues on Diversity programs can be found at www.dialoguesondiversity.com.
Co-sponsored by LBCC Student Life and Leadership and the LBCC Department of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. For special needs and accommodations, contact the Center for Accessibility Resources at 541-917-4789 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1-800-735-2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.