Ramifications of Racism Field Trip - Crossroads Theatre
Join us for our next field trip in our Race, Racism and the Ramifications for Philanthropy learning journey. The gathering will begin with a light dinner and conversation before we see the new comedy “Back to the Real” produced by New Jersey’s own Crossroads Theatre. Following the performance, we will have a private discussion with members of the cast.
“Back to the Real” is set in the immediate aftermath of the 2016 presidential election. A smart, and insightful play about a brother and sister along with their respective girlfriends navigating the new political reality and confronting their own concerns with respect to racial and sexual identity.
We have asked Crossroads Producing Director Marshall Jones, III and Professor Bill Davis, a member of the Crossroads Theatre board and Rutgers Professor, to provide some context and facilitate discussion among CNJG members on the themes raised in the play. The rise in overt racist driven speech and violence in the last 18 months since President Trump’s election is well documented. How does philanthropy think about equity and social justice in this new era? Immediately after the show, we will go backstage to speak with members of the cast about the production and process of developing a new play.
Dinner & Discussion will begin at 5:00 p.m. with the Performance starting at 7:00 p.m.
COST: $55 for CNJG Members. This event is for CNJG Members only.
This covers the cost for dinner and your theatre ticket.
We thank the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Fund for New Jersey for their support of the Council’s Race, Racism and the Ramifications for Philanthropy programming.