Laura Vance, professor of Sociology and Gender studies at Warren Wilson College, has written a play in memory of The Voting Rights Act and the March to Montgomery. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the march, which was commemorated in the recently-released movie, Selma. The premier of Vance’s original play, In Our Hands, will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 25 at WWC’s Kittredge Theater.
The performance is free, and will be followed by a short presentation by one of the nation’s top leaders in intersectional change, Mandy Carter. Carter is co-founder of the National Black Justice Coalition, the only national organization specifically targeting racism, discrimination based on sexuality or gender identity, and classism. A reception with Mandy Carter and the play’s performers will follow the performance. Audience members can take actual voter literacy tests, learn about new North Carolina voter requirements, and talk with Mandy Carter and the performers.