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"The Color Purple" Perspective Series

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Please join us for a series of 30-minute post-show discussions following select Sunday matinee performances of The Color Purple. Hear and share personal reactions and thoughts inspired by the play, filtered through the perspectives of local musicians, leaders, health workers, historians and community leaders. Join us and discover how The Color Purple connects directly to our community. All speakers identified and discussions moderated by Lenanne Sylvester.

Immediately following select Sunday matinee performances

Sunday, September 30, 2018
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
U.S. Bank Main Stage
Attend this event for 100 PlayMaker points!

Perspective series on The Color Purple

September 23 – Norman Sylvester & Mel Brown

September 30 – Cyreena Boston-Ashby & Antoinette Edwards

October 7 – Margaret Carter & Carmen Sylvester

About The Speakers

01_BIO_PICS_250x250_cyreena.jpg#asset:13313Cyreena Boston-Ashby
With deep experience in the issues facing Oregon’s diverse communities, Cyreena has worked on social determinants of health including affordable housing, transportation and criminal justice. She lends much of her personal time to political issues involving women and people of color running for office, LGBTQ equity, and reproductive justice, and has served on several boards of directors, including the Urban League of Portland and the Basic Rights Oregon.
01_BIO_PICS_250x250_anoinette.jpg#asset:13314Antoinette Edwards
Antoinette Edwards has spent most of her lifetime engaged in community activism. She is a tireless, passionate activist who has spent over 30 years reaching out to the most vulnerable populations in our community, providing leadership, policy development, service provisions and advocacy for children and families of North and Northeast Portland. Antoinette currently serves as the Director of the Office of Youth Violence Prevention for the City of Portland with Mayor Charlie Hales’ staff.
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