Racine & Me September 9, 2018: Race to End Racism, Blithe Spirit, Wayman AME Church Sesquicentennial, and the Racine Zoo
Jacob Kittilstad got information about an upcoming event coordinated by a few groups including Coming Together Racine, YWCA Southeast Wisconsin, and the Racine Public Library. Organizers are calling the inaugural event the Race to End Racism and plan to have speakers talk about issues including implicit bias and mass incarceration. Click here for event information
The next production happening at the Racine Theatre Guild is the spooky comedy Blithe Spirit – the story of a séance that inadvertently summons the ghost of a past wife (and the husband is the only person who can see her). This is the third time the guild has performed this play – the last time was in 1978 and the time before that was in 1946! Click here for more show information
Having us look back even further in history, Wayman AME Church is celebrating their sesquicentennial this year. The oldest document church leadership has found dates back 150 years (although it’s possible the church could be even older than that). The weekend culminates with a special service which will include a visit from regional dignitaries within the denomination. Click here to connect with the church
And the Racine Zoo has a slew of event on their calendar – and they brought two of their ambassador animals along to help explain what they are! The group chatted about their upcoming World Roar Wine Pour Wednesday, their Conservation Nation free programs, and their Lil’ Explorers Preschool events.
Guests: Carl Fields – Community Organizer, Leland Pan – YWCA Southeast Wisconsin Racial Justice Trainer, Mark Neufang – Charles Condomine in “Blithe Spirit”, Alyssa Falvey – Elvira Condomine in “Blithe Spirit”, Rev. Ernest J. Ni’A – Wayman AME Church Pastor, Elizabeth Markham – Wayman AME Church Anniversary Committee Vice Co-Chair, Aszya Summers – Racine Zoo Conservation Education Manager, Beth Heidorn – Racine Zoo Executive Director