Note: This event has been postponed until a later date, due to bad weather.
Monmouth College will host two events March 5-6 in conjunction with Cultural Awareness Week.
On March 5, the one-woman play “She Think She Grown” will be presented at 7 p.m. in Dahl Chapel. On March 6, a workshop titled “Got Diversity Competencies” will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Morgan Room in Poling Hall. Due to limited seating, workshop reservations should be made by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
“She Think She Grown” is a story about “growing up without getting ahead of yourself, exploring the fear, grief and cultural shifts one girl encounters on her journey to become a woman.” It follows Shannon Matesky’s autobiographical tale through the ages of 17 to 19.
“On the brink of legal adulthood some young adults tend to believe they can handle all of the responsibilities of adulthood and believe enough adult behaviors makes one ‘grown,’ says Matesky, who performs nationwide as a poet and actress. “This journey follows the transition from leaving home and heading to college, learning that the world has more tests in store and becoming grown is a larger process beyond your 18th birthday.”
Matesky was a featured spoken word artist of the Brave New Voices College Tour and for the final season of HBO’s “Def Poetry Jam.” An activist and teacher, she has worked with such organizations as Young Chicago Authors, Youth Speaks, Step-Up Women’s Network, Kuumba Lynx and others, aiding young adults in technical and life skills.
The March 6 workshop will address such issues as examining stereotypes, expanding cultural awareness and combating racism.