Racial Justice Task Force

University Presbyterian Church and North Presbyterian Church have joined together to form a Racial Justice Task Group (RJTG). The goal of this Task Group is to further our understanding of racial justice issues and to keep such conversations a part of our congregational lives.

In November, the Racial Justice Task Group is highlighting August Wilson’s play King Hedley II being performed at the Paul Robeson Theater, 350 Masten Ave., Buffalo, NY. North and UPC are organizing a date to attend this play on Friday, November 16. The performance is at 8 p.m. and tickets cost $30 for general admission and $25 for seniors/students. Those interested should acquire their tickets individually from the Robeson Theatre box office.

Peddling stolen refrigerators in the feeble hope of making enough money to open a video store, King Hedley, a man whose self-worth is built on self delusion, is scraping in the dirt of an urban backyard trying to plant seeds where nothing will grow. Getting, spending, killing and dying in a world where getting is hard and killing is commonplace are threads woven into this 1980’s installment in the author’s renowned cycle of plays about the black experience in America.

Drawing on characters established in Seven Guitars, King Hedley II shows the shadows of the past reaching into the present as King seeks retribution for a lie perpetrated by his mother regarding the identity of his father. The play runs from November 9– December 2. The website is www.aaccbuffalo.org

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