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"Talkin' 'Bout My Generation"

March 20, 2013
7:00 PM
Location: GHH Atrium
  • Open to the Public

The Intercultural Center, MSU, CEN, Student Senate, ICC, IRHA, Hawks' Herald and WQRI invite you to "Talkin' 'Bout My Generation," a one-woman play that presents diverse characters and stories requested by the next generation of college audiences from across the United States.

This performance will challenge RWU students to think critically about issues that they may not typically be exposed to in their own circles. Among these issues are living with disabilities, racism, gender identity, body image, being Muslim in a post-9/11 generation, early motherhood and other cultural expectations. Students will walk away with a new perspective and a heightened sense of awareness about real issues faced by real students.

The characters that you'll meet in the show include Two Spirit - a Native American 'bade' talks of the constant abuse she must endure as a transgender off the reservation; Black Man Walking - a black, NYU graduate student is falsely accused of a crime and discovers the horrific racism prevalent in America's justice system; Veiled Intent - a Muslim-American student addresses the American fear of the hijab and the place of Arab-Americans in the United States in a post-9/11 generation; Mija - a Latina single mother and college student struggles with her desire for a career, motherhood and the cultural expectations placed upon her; Body Image - an Asian-American student talks of being trapped by anorexia and the demands made on American women with regards to body image; and Stigma - an autistic college student, bruised by free speech, demanding comedians and cyberbullying, asks for empathy for the intellectually disabled.

This is a merit point program!