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Performances of "Wounded Healers" at BSU to Present History of Black Oppression Aug. 19-20


August 11, 2022

Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College invites employees, students, community members and the media to performances of “Wounded Healers,” a spoken word production that presents the history of African American trauma caused by racist policies and institutions in the United States, at BSU’s Beaux Arts Ballroom on August 19 and 20.

“Wounded Healers” is an educational theatrical performance written and composed by Dr. Timothy Berry, interim associate vice president for faculty affairs and equity initiatives at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

“The production is a live experiential performance that sheds light on the trauma unleashed on Black bodies due to racism,” Steven Parker, campus diversity officer and Title IX coordinator for BSU and NTC, said. “The production engages spoken word, music, acting and discussion to holistically tell a story of truth.”

Friday’s performance is open to employees of BSU and NTC only. Students, community members and the media are invited to Saturday’s performance. Both performances will be held at Beaux Arts Ballroom in BSU’s Hobson Memorial Union.

First Performance of “Wounded Healers”

Open to employees of BSU and NTC only

Friday, August 19

9 – 11 a.m.

Second Performance of “Wounded Healers”

Open to students, community members and media

Saturday, August 20

7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

There is no cost to attend (donations welcome). Free parking is available on campus with no permits required.


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