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February SPOTLIGHT now a podcast: “Going Beyond Black History Month”

Our most recent monthy SPOTLIGHT ON ARTS & CULTURE radio interview show on WPKN 89.5FM, “Going Beyond Black History Month” is now available as a podcast on Soundcloud.

This program welcomes members from a number of our local cultural institutions to find out how they celebrate Black History Month, what it means to them, how especially after the year of Black Lives Matter we can use it to examine more deeply the hidden racism of our society and institutions and how, in celebrating this month of Black history and culture, we also need to move beyond it to recognize the diversity of American culture as deeply as we can across all 12 months of the year.

Hear Lauren Vincent and Marcella Kovac from Bridgeport Downtown Special Services District and its “Colorful Bridgeport” campaign, from Lori Jones (The Quick Center) and Carey Weber (Fairfield University Art Museum) from Fairfield University, Diane Jellerette, Executive Director of the Norwalk Historical Society and Ramin Ganeshram, Executive Director of the Westport Historical Society, Bernicestine Macleod from TEAM Westport, and Beth Huisking and Jenny Nelson from the Westport Country Playhouse describe their Black History Month presentations and the continuing diversity of programming yearlong at all of these institutions.