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Black and mixed-race children and the care system
23 November, 2019, 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
A workshop on Black and mixed-race children in the care system and the controversy around trans-racial adoption, 1940s-present. Speakers including, Lola Jaye and Shama Sutar-Smith, will debate the controversial history of Black and mixed-race children in the care system and trans-racial adoption and fostering. The day also includes content from of Dionne Draper’s show DAWTA:
Separated from her Jamaican mother at 5-days-old Sarah is raised by a white family in rural Devon. Black in a white world, DAWTA is a one-woman musical exploring race, God and Sarah’s number one question, ‘Who Am I’? DAWTA is Dionne Draper’s first semi-autobiographical musical and Sing With Soul’s first theatre production.
Audience engagement will be central on both days and both will be recorded for archiving. The workshop to be followed by a small African market (4.30-6pm) selling homemade skin and hair products (shea), Afrocentric T shirts, cards and badges etc.
In partnership withBlack Cultural Archives
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