All events are FREE and open to the public.
In The Wings
Monday, January 14, 2013 | 7:00PM | Southwest Regional Library | 3605 Shannon Rd.
In partnership with the Durham County Library, PlayMakers offers a conversation with artists and scholars about A Raisin in the Sun and Clybourne Park.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 | 6:30PM | Paul Green Theatre
Bruce Norris, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright of Clybourne Park will join celebrated Hansberry scholar Professor Harry Elam of Stanford University for a conversation about the legacy of Lorraine Hansberry and the influence her work has had on American theatre. Mr. Norris and Mr. Elam will be joined by directors Raelle Myrick-Hodges (RAISIN) and Tracy Young (CLYBOURNE) as they talk about their shared vision for these two brilliant plays running in rotating repertory.
ACKLAND FILM FORUM
The Pruitt Igoe Myth
Thursday, January 17, 2013 | 7:00pm | Varsity on Franklin
The Pruitt-Igoe Myth is an award-winning documentary that tells the story of the transformation of the American city in the decades after World War II, through the lens of the infamous Pruitt-Igoe housing development and the St. Louis residents who called it home.
Thursday, January 24, 2013 | 7:00pm | Varsity on Franklin
Shot over a four-year period, Linda Goode Bryant and Laura Poitras’ Flag Wars is a poignant and very personal look at a community in Columbus, Ohio, undergoing gentrification. What happens when gay white homebuyers move into a working-class black neighborhood? Winner of the Jury Award at the South by Southwest Film Festival, Flag Wars is a candid, unvarnished portrait of privilege, poverty and local politics taking place across America.
Daring Dreams: What Is the Price of Progress?
Monday, February 18 | 7:00PM | Hayti Heritage Center | 804 Old Fayetteville St.
With Durham County Library we present an open conversation with community leaders about the future of urban development in the Triangle. Join Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau CEO Shelley Green as she moderates a panel including Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt, former Durham Mayor Wib Gulley, Professor William Rohe (UNC's Department of City & Regional Planning) and North Carolina Senator Floyd McKissock as we explore the challenges and opportunities our community will face in the coming years.
Sacrificial Poets Performance
Monday, February 25, 2013 | 7:00PM | Paul Green Theatre
Join us for an evening of original spoken word performances inspired by issues of housing, gentrification, community, and “home”. Featuring poems from the award-winning Sacrificial Poets, this evening will explore relevant and important issues prevalent in both Raisin and Clybourne and within our own community.
A Dream Deferred is made possible through generous funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art works.
These events were made possible through the collective effort of our many community partners.