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A musical presentation on race

HONESDALE, PA — There will be a musical presentation on race in America, “Deeper Than the Skin,” performed by Reggie Harris and Greg Greenway, on Thursday, October 4, at The Cooperage, 1030 Main St. Harris and Greenway were born three days apart in Richmond, VA. They are on a pilgrimage together. The racial divisions that are the reality of America started them in two different worlds, but the bonds of music, mutual respect, sheer admiration and shared vision have brought them together as friends and colleagues.

Their stories together form the quintessential American story. Echoing Gandhi, they believe that in telling our truths, we are able to rise up from the past and build bridges to each other and the future. The presentation will be interactive and there will be time at the end for discussion.

Harris is a Woodrow Wilson Scholar and the music education director of the Living Legacy Project of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Solo, and in the duo Kim and Reggie Harris, he has led hundreds of programs on race and social justice. Greenway, one third of the successful folk trio Brother Sun, has been heard on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” “Mountain Stage” and “Car Talk,” and has played Carnegie Hall.

The suggested donation is $15 advance or $20 at the door. Make reservations at 570/253-2020 or by emailing info@the cooperageproject.org. The doors open at 7 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30 p.m. This event is BYOB.

 

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