Elegy for Mary Turner performance

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 7:00pm
Room 240, Art Building West
141 N. Riverside Dr.
Iowa City, IA 52246

The subject of this performance is the violence of white supremacy. The audience will learn about the horrible story of the unpunished murder of Mary Turner, who was pregnant, and several other African American citizens in South Georgia in 1918. Echoes of this visceral history still reverberate through present day acts of state-sponsored violence, domestic terrorism, and hate. It is clear from recent events that there is a growing acceptance of the rhetoric and brutality of white supremacy. These flawed bits have always been woven deeply and visibly into the fabric of our cultural and political landscape. The performance will feature Christopher Rasheem McMillan, Rachel Marie-Crane Williams, and Dawn Harbor.

This performance and the images in the performance are for mature audiences.

Free and open to all.

Sponsored by the Department of Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies; Harbor Arts; and the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies