Join Civil Rights icon Betty Daniels Rosemond and acclaimed writer Kathy Y. Wilson, with special guests actor Torie Wiggins and Michelle Rosemond, for an evening of hope and healing.
Presented in partnership with Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, Her Legacy of Healing and Hope: A Women’s History Month Discussion offers a platform for these women of courage and action to share their personal stories of trauma and triumph, oppression and liberation.
Rosemond was a 22-year-old student at Louisiana State University when she joined the Congress of Racial Equity (CORE) and volunteered as one of the first Freedom Riders in 1961. Along with her fellow volunteers, she endured assault, harassment and arrests as she traveled across the segregated South in protest of unconstitutional segregated busing systems. Her life inspired the one-woman play I Shall Not Be Moved, written by her grandson Isaiah Reaves, debuting at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati this April. Rosemond’s daughter, Michelle, will join her for the panel.
Wilson is an acclaimed writer, educator and social commentator known for her column “Your Negro Tour Guide” that originally appeared in CityBeat from 1999 to 2006 and 2012 to 2015. She has since adapted the column into a book and one-woman play of the same name, a searing take on stereotypes that encourages us to laugh at the whispers and sideways glances we’ve cast at the “other,” whoever they may be. Torie Wiggins, the star of Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati’s production of Your Negro Tour Guide, will also join the Her Legacy of Healing and Hope panel.
In adherence with Ensemble Theatre’s COVID safety policy, all attendees are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test certification with a photo ID and to wear face masks at all times for this event.
The event is free and open to the public, but registration is recommended. To register, visit https://ensemblecincinnati.org/calendar/her-legacy-of-healing-hope-a-womens-history-month-discussion/ or call (513) 421-3555.