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Incognito: A Conversation About Race & Identity

Posted by Admin On September - 11 - 2015
CHICAGO, IL - Trayvon Martin. Michael Brown. Eric Garner. Sandra Bland. #BlackLivesMatter. As America experiences a new civil rights movement fueled by protests around deaths of unarmed African-Americans, recent conversations about race and identity have never been more widespread or important. Nor has our nation struggled as much to conduct that dialogue in productive and meaningful ways.  

Coming together for the first time in Chicago this October, the award-winning organization Literature for All of Us and author/actor/activist Michael Fosberg will hold an exclusive performance and discussion aimed at changing the way we discuss what it means to be black, white — or both. 

Fosberg, after growing up in a middle-class white family, discovered in his mid-30s that his biological father was African-American. “Incognito: An American Odyssey of Race and Self-Discovery,” his autobiographical book and acclaimed one-man play, confronts the issues of prejudice, diversity, heritage and family through his revelatory journey. 

Through the roles of about a dozen different characters, Fosberg tells a story that unravels multiple layers of identity and shares lessons of conflict and resiliency in a world where nothing truly is black-and-white. The ticketed event, which will feature a live performance, will be held Oct. 25 from 2-4 p.m. at The Flats Auditorium at East-West University in Chicago.
 All proceeds will benefit Literature for All of Us, which uses an innovative book group model to create readers, writers and critical thinkers in some of the most under-resourced neighborhoods of Chicago and Evanston, IL.

“Incognito shows the importance of storytelling in learning to understand ourselves and to courageously face the world,” said Karen Thomson, executive director of Literature for All of Us, which has served more than 8,000 predominantly African-American young people and adults over nearly two decades. “To find your voice and be heard, as Michael has done, sets a powerful example for the rest of us as we navigate questions of race and identity in the 21st century.”

What: “Incognito: A Conversation About Race & Identity”

When: 2 – 4 p.m., Sunday, October 25

Where: The Flats Auditorium at East-West University, 829 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60605

Tickets: $40/pp @ http://bit.ly/1Dx5Srx

For further information and to arrange interviews with Michael Rosberg and Karen Thomson, please contact:
Pamela Ferdinand, Communications Coordinator
Literature for All of Us

847-869-7323 (office) or 617-407-1834 (mobile)



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