Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Op-Ed Recounts Racial Profiling of Flynn Guest Artists

The Flynn Center recently hosted Marc Bamuthi Joseph and Company with their original work Scourge, addressing issues of Haitian-American identity and racism through the media of dance, music, and spoken word performance. A week's worth of residency activities around the county culminated in a standing ovation for the cast of this remarkable MainStage performance.

On April 8, the Burlington Free Press printed Erhard Mahnke's op-ed about another part of the Scourge performers' experience in Vermont. Mahnke, a community member and friend of one of the performers, was driving some of the cast members back to their hotel and was stopped by the police while driving through Winooski. Visit this link to read about his experience.

Special thanks to the Burlington Free Press for extending the availability of this story on-line.

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