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NEWS BRIEFS

SEI, Sunshine Division Offer Thanksgiving Meals to Families in Need

Turkeys are being provided to fill 200 Thanksgiving food boxes for SEI families ...

NAACP Portland Monthly Meeting Nov. 18

Monthly general membership meeting takes place on Saturday, 12 - 2 p.m. ...

Multnomah County Animal Services Waives Adoption Fees Nov. 17

Special runs from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday ...

Fitzpatrick Presents 'Pathway 1000' Plan Before City Council

Plan would restore involuntary displacement by building 80 homes per year ...

Sisters Network to Hold Monthly Meeting Nov. 11

Meeting to take place Saturday morning at June Key Delta Center ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Local Author Visits North Portland Library

Renee Watson teaches students and educators about the power of writing ...

Is the FBI’s New Focus on “Black Identity Extremists” the New COINTELPRO?

Rep. Cedric L. Richmond (D-La.) talks about the FBI’s misguided report on “Black Identity Extremism” and negative Facebook ads. ...

ACA Enrollment Surging, Even Though It Ends Dec. 15

NNPA contributing writer Cash Michaels writes about enrollment efforts ...

Blacks Often Pay Higher Fees for Car Purchases than Whites

Charlene Crowell explains why Black consumers often pay higher fees than White consumers, because of “add-on” products. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

By The Skanner News

As part of its commitment to engaging young people through arts participation, Intiman Theatre presents "From the Dust," an original theatrical performance created by students from Cleveland and Roosevelt High Schools. The play will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14, at Intiman Theatre, 201 Mercer St. at the Seattle Center.

The project, which will be performed on the set of Intiman's production of John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath," is based on the themes of Steinbeck's classic novel and influenced by their own stories. "From the Dust," part of Intiman's American Cycle series, will be followed by a conversation with the students moderated by journalist Ann Powers.

The Rough Eagles project was launched in 2003 by students from Roosevelt, a north end high school, and the south end's Cleveland High School. The students were inspired to use the arts to break down the barriers of race, class, economic disparity and physical distance. Intiman works annually with teachers, artists, students and educators from the two schools, making a collaboratively developed original creative response to the plays in The American Cycle series, a cornerstone of the five-year Rough Eagles initiative.

Over the course of the past several months, the Rough Eagles participants have come together for a guided retreat and rehearsals with director Timeca Briggs, playwright Wesley Middleton and Kate Collins, Intiman's director of Education and Community Programs. The rehearsal process has combined movement-based workshops and writing exercises, and each student has kept a journal throughout the developmental stage of the performance.

The final script, which draws on the personal stories of the students' own families and their literal and metaphorical journeys and migrations, is drawn directly from the students' writing and inspired by quotations from Steinbeck's text.
"From the Dust" is free and open to the public. For reservations, call 206-269-1900.

"The Grapes of Wrath," adapted by Frank Galati and directed by Linda Hartzell, artistic director of Seattle Children's Theatre, is now playing an extended run at Intiman Theatre through Nov. 19. For tickets, call 206-269-1900 or visit intiman.org.

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