TMI Project in partnership with Bard College presents #blackstoriesmatter.–inspiring true stories and monologues about Black people surviving, and thriving, in the Hudson Valley–for the school community as well as the general public. The performances will be followed by a panel and facilitated community discussion about race, identity and inclusion. In addition to providing a space for the audience to process the deeply intimate and stirring performances, the post-performance discussion will allow the audience to tackle hard questions around race and community, and offer suggestions and tools for taking action to create meaningful change. #blackstoriesmatter@Bard is open to the public and all local college students are encouraged to attend.
Wednesday, April 4th, 2018, 7PM
Bard College Campus Center
30 Campus Rd, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY
Free for College Students w/ Valid Student ID
Enter code STUDENT at Check-out
$20 for general public
#blackstoriesmatter is TMI Project’s way of making an impact in addressing incidents of hate, bigotry and racial injustice in our local community while also participating as an organization in the national outcry of injustice. Through this initiative, the organization seeks to raise awareness around issues of inequality and injustice and inspire people to take action.
Bard College, and the Hudson Valley community in general, are known as progressive and liberal. However, this year alone, there have been multiple incidents of racist graffiti reported at New Paltz High School and charges against the Kingston Police from numerous young men of color for use of excessive force. Additionally, most areas of the Hudson Valley, including the Bard Campus community, remain largely segregated leading to tensions around race, demonstrating a need for trust building and deeper conversations around race and community.
Sponsored by BRAVE. Co-sponsored by: Brothers at Bard, Res Life, Dean of Students Office, Student Activities, Health and Counseling Services, Office of Title IX, Peer Health, and The Surrealist Training Circus. Media sponsor: Chronogram
13 Reasons Why NOT
“13 Reasons Why NOT” is the brainchild of teens affiliated with The Maya Gold Foundation. This group of youth felt a need to respond to the Netflix series, “13 Reasons Why”. The program will allow a group of up to thirteen local teens to participate in a free weekend of writing and true storytelling. The experience will culminate in a live performance and a digital campaign to reach a national audience.
Free public performance
Saturday, May 5th, 7pm
The Reformed Church of New Paltz
92 Huguenot Street, New Paltz