Aunt Jemima and the Complexities of Race, a community conversation about stereotypes and race relations, will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lyric Theatre, 300 East Third Street. The program is free and open to the public.
Discussion begins with a shortened Kentucky Chautauqua presentation of Nancy Green a.k.a. Aunt Jemima presented by Debra Faulk. The performance will be followed by a moderated community conversation about stereotypes and race relations and how the humanities can help expose and shatter these stereotypes.
The panel will be moderated by Renee Shaw, host of Kentucky Tonight, Connections with Renee Shaw and Legislative Update on KET. Panel members include Kelly J. Madison, professor of cultural politics and media studies from California State University, Los Angeles; Gerald Smith, professor of African American history at the University of Kentucky and pastor of the Pilgrim Baptist Church in Lexington; Judge John Schrader, practicing attorney with Sherrow, Schrader and Sutherland Law Firm and former family court judge; and Ricardo Nazario y Colon, chief diversity officer at Western Carolina University.
For information about this and other Kentucky Humanities’ programs and services, go to Kyhumanities.org.