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The Amen Corner: A Staged Reading to Benefit the Trotter Institute

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Jacqui Lindsay, founder and principal of Innovation by Design, a strategic planning consulting firm with local, national, and global clients

The William Monroe Trotter Institute for the Study of Black History and Culture and the Boston Black Theater Collective presents James Baldwin's The Amen Corner

Boston's celebrity cast is part of a national initiative called Project 1 Voice taking place in 25 cities across the country to mark the 25th anniversary of author James Baldwin's passing.

The confirmed cast includes:

  • Margaret Burnham, law professor, former judge, and founding director of Northeastern University’s Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project
  • Kelley Chunn, founder and principal of Kelley Chunn & Associates, a Roxbury-based public relations and marketing firm
  • Barry Gaither, director and curator of the National Center for African-American Art (NCAAA) in Roxbury
  • Charlotte Golar-Richie, formerly in the mayoral and gubernatorial cabinets and now senior vice president for public policy, advocacy, and government relations at YouthBuild USA
  • Gregory Groover Sr., pastor of Charles Street A.M.E. Church
  • Barbara Lewis, director of the William Monroe Trotter Institute for the Study of Black History and Culture
  • Jacqui Lindsay, founder and principal of Innovation by Design, a strategic planning consulting firm with local, national, and global clients
  • Beverly Morgan-Welch, executive director of the Museum of African American History
  • Colette Phillips, founder and principal of Phillips Communications, Inc., a marketing, special events, and brand-development firm
  • Klare Shaw, special advisor to the Boston Public Schools superintendent, who previously worked at the Barr Foundation
  • Sarah Ann Shaw, former television journalist and committed community activist
  • Tito Jackson, Boston City Councilor

Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance. Doors open at 6 p.m.

For more information, contact Yvonne Gomes-Santos at 617.287.5885 or Yvonne.Gomes-Santos@umb.edu.

About the Boston Black Theater Collective
The Boston Black Theater Collective is an organization created by the Trotter Institute and The Color of Film Collaborative, Inc., with support from StageSource. The organization is designed to support both financially and programmatically area theatrical companies with an African American as well as a multicultural agenda. With support from the Barr Foundation, the companies receive stipends for their work as well as participate in workshops and lectures on theater management, audience development, and hear from noted theater professionals. The purpose of the BBTC is to provide an umbrella organization for the participating companies in order to develop a subscription series that will support the companies collectively as well as individually.

About UMass Boston
With a growing reputation for innovative research addressing complex urban issues, the University of Massachusetts Boston, metropolitan Boston’s only public university, offers its diverse student population both an intimate learning environment and the rich experience of a great American city. UMass Boston’s eight colleges and graduate schools serve nearly 16,000 students while engaging local, national, and international constituents through academic programs, research centers, and public service activities. To learn more about UMass Boston, visit www.umb.edu.

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit www.ada.umb.edu two weeks prior to the event.

Event Cost: General admission: $27.50; UMass Boston students, faculty, and staff: $12.50