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Discussing Race With Neighbors in Culver City


April 24, 2014

On May 2 at 7 p.m., for the first time in the Culver City community, Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum and the Common Peace for the Advancement of Nonviolence will host RACE RELAY, a theatrical production using drama, music, and video to discuss the current state of race relations in America.

This free event will demonstrate the potential of multi-media theater as a tool for positive group sharing. Weaving together personal recollections of racial incidents, and incorporating visual images, this multi-media presentation is designed to invite the audience to examine their feelings and attitudes about race in a non-threatening way.

After the event, attendees and Culver City residents can attend a facilitated discussion group around racial issues to be held at the Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum on a monthly basis.

Utilizing actors, recollections of actual personal incidents, and projected images from various media, RACE RELAY is an event where the audience gets to participate physically and emotionally.

It is a performance that integrates entertainment, reality, humor, and frankness.

"We are very proud and extremely honored to host this important dialogue with our neighbors", said Executive Director Lloyd Clayton. The MCLM, collects, preserves, exhibits and celebrates, the unique history and cultural heritage of Americans of African descent.

Seating is limited. Those interested in attending must RSVP to Common Peace

at ( 310 ) 390-7278. For more information, please call 310 390-7278.

About Mayme A. Clayton Library and Museum

The Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum (MCLM) is a dynamic cultural institution located in Culver City, California. MCLM is home to the Mayme Agnew Clayton Collection of African American History and Culture. The collection contains over two million rare books, films, documents, photographs, and works of art related to the history and culture of African Americans in the United States, with a special focus on Southern California and the American West. The collection is one of the nation's most important collections chronicling the history and culture of Americans of African descent.


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