Othello and Systemic Racism
An online discussion with
Newton Buchanan and Lindsay Smiling
Benefitting the Delaware Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow
Tuesday, June 30th at 7:30 pm
Newton Buchanan (Del Shakes’ The Merchant of Venice, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Romeo and Juliet) and Lindsay Smiling (director of Romeo and Juliet) have each played the character of Othello multiple times. In this discussion, Newton and Lindsay look at how systemic racism in Shakespeare’s Venice is the most powerful force leading to Othello’s tragedy.
What are some character behaviors in the play that indicate systemic racism? And do those behaviors have parallels for us today?
The proceeds for this event will benefit the Delaware Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow. The coalition uses awareness-raising, advocacy, and racial healing to work for changes in policy and practices that feed Delaware’s mass incarceration system and uphold institutional racism.
This event will be a virtual gathering via the online video conferencing platform Zoom.
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