"I Didn't Mean to Offend!"
"I Didn't Mean to Offend!"What is cultural appropriation?
What does it mean and why does it matter?
WHEN Thursday, April 20 @ 5PM
WHERE FST's Keating Theatre
TICKETS This event is free to attend. Registration required.
The Washington Redskins. The Cleveland Indians. The Danville Braves. What’s wrong with these names? Cultural appropriation is the inappropriate or unacknowledged adoption of an element or elements of one culture or identity by members of another culture or identity. This forum will discuss this phenomenon in the context of the play Visit Joe Whitefeather (and bring the family!) and also explore the broader often unintended consequences of cultural appropriation in today’s society. This panel will also take a look at the occurrence of gentrification in our rapidly changing Sarasota Community.
Walter Gilbert, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion at Selby Gardens
Dr. Uzi Baram, Director of the New College Public Archaeology Lab & Professor of Anthropology at New College of Florida
The Honorable Charles E. Williams, 12th Circuit Judge
This FST Forum Discussion is inspired by themes presented in FST's Mainstage production of Visit Joe Whitefeather (and bring the family!
ABOUT VISIT JOE WHITEFEATHER (AND BRING THE FAMILY)
WORLD PREMIERE. It’s the 1970s and the small town of Beaver Gap, Pennsylvania has a problem. Tourism has declined, and it doesn’t look like there is any hope on the horizon. However, when a passionate resident joins forces with the bewildered city council, they devise a plan to rename the town to honor a dead, Native American war hero who never even visited the town during his lifetime. It’s a plan so wild – so insane – it just might work! Learn more.