"Understanding the Limitations and False Narrative Associated with Race and Identity," a workshop with guest Preacher Moss
Date: Thursday, February 23rd, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm
Duration: 2 hours
Location: Richardson Auditorium, Morse-Ingersoll Hall
Sponsored by: Belfast and the Office of Intercultural Affairs
Contact: edwardsam, Student Advisor: Cecil Youngblood / 608-363-2125
A workshop sponsored by Belfast and the Office of Intercultural Affairs, with guest Preacher Moss, that will help participants understand the limitations and false narrative associated with race and identity. This workshop will also provide a framework to more effectively deal address the question of how we move from the abstract notion of racism, to sustainable and functional societies by establishing and redefining important components of core values, domain knowledge, and social valuations surrounding race, culture, and addressing diversity with a historical imperative.
"Understanding diversity and multi-culturalism requires that we eliminate or reduce the anexity or our ignorance and how to speak honestly when we can't." Preacher Moss.
Preacher Moss is clearly the new prototype for the comedian of these times and the times to come. A writer for “The Damon Wayans Show” and “Saturday Night Live,” his comedy stylings are distinguished for being sculptured out of the everyday relevance of life and the rare glimpses of truth we value as reality. He is intellectual, yet humble. He is charismatic and dynamic, but does not have to demand great attention or time because his audiences come to cooperatively listen, laugh and in “special” moments, reflect. Truly this is a rare combination. He is more than a comedian, priding himself on being just a man. Viewed, respected and revered as a man of the people, his words carry life and just as importantly, they carry laughter.
Armed with sincerity, intellect and rare comedic ability, Preacher Moss is the “End of Racism” Comedy and Lecture Tour. The “End of Racism” is not just the name of the tour, but a commitment that we all share. Preacher Moss knows how to deliver the goods on how we see race through race through laughter, respect and the humility of a man who felt the sting of racism for not just blacks, but whites, gays,Latinos, as the poor and the underclass of America.
This event is free and open to the campus community.