Five Towns: One Book “Hansberry: Civil Rights and Freedom Practices”

Five Towns: One Book “Hansberry: Civil Rights and Freedom Practices”

Join the conversation with CURE, the Rye Free Reading Room, and the partcipants of Five Towns : One Book for a discussion with Director John Collins, conceiver/actor Greig Sargeant, and actress April Matthis of “Baldwin and Buckley at Cambridge”, which recently ran at The Public Theater. For details and to register, go to:

The Coalition for Understanding Racism through Education (CURE), in partnership with The Lorraine Hansberry Coalition (LHC) and five Westchester public libraries, will host the third annual “Five Towns: One Book,” a series of free events featuring a discussion on February 11th, with Soyica Diggs Colbert author of Radical Vision, A Biography of Lorraine Hansberry followed by four events that run from March through April 15th. Five Towns: One Book will draw on the life and work of Lorraine Hansberry, most noted for her play, A Raisin in the Sun, about a Black family, which opened on Broadway to great success.

Other Upcoming Events:

  • Saturday, March 18th at 2pm-5pm – Larchmont Library – A Raisin In The Sun, Film Screening and Talk Back – Facilitated by local actor and activist, Larry Albert.
  • Tuesday, March 28th at 7pm – Harrison Library – Hansberry & Activism in Black Art. A conversation with artist Alvin Clayton and panelists TBA.
  • Saturday, April 15th- 3pm – New Rochelle Library, Ossie Davis Theater Hansberry: A Theatrical Exploration of Redlining. Directed by Kevin R. Free, with Actors (TBA) and redlining expert Gregory Jost.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Rye Free Reading Room
1061 Boston Post Road
Rye, NY
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Thursday, March 2, 2023
Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event
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Presenter: The Coalition for Understanding Racism and Rye Library
Presenter Phone: 914-967-0480
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