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Riding in Cars with Black People & Other Newly Dangerous Acts: A Memoir in Vanishing Whiteness
SoleSpace
Oakland, CA
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THIS IS AN INTIMATE 50 SEAT VENUE. PERFORMANCES ARE EXPECTED TO SELL OUT QUICKLY. TRANSRACIAL FAMILIES CHECKOUT OUR PACKAGES BELOW


"What I remember most about that first stop was that he asked "Where you headed." Not "license, registration and proof of insurance, please" but "Where you headed." Eighteen years, nine months and sixteen days of riding in cars with nothing but white people and not once had an officer pulled us over and opened with "Where you headed?"

The Center for Media Justice and Solespace Presents:

Seattle Performer Chad Goller-Sojourner's Solo Show
Riding in Cars with Black People & Other Newly Dangerous Acts: A Memoir in Vanishing Whiteness, for 2 performances, SoleSpace, Thursday, January 14 and Friday January 15, 2016

Riding in Cars with Black People & Other Newly Dangerous Acts: A Memoir in Vanishing Whiteness is the groundbreaking and crushingly honest story of what happens when a black boy, raised by white parents, "ages out" of honorary white and suburban privilege and into a world where folklore, statistics, and conjecture deem him dangerous until proven otherwise. At times funny, biting, and somber, Riding in Cars with Black People unpacks race, privilege, and identity formation like only a transracial adoptee can.  Ultimately demonstrating how even the most painful of experiences can be reclaimed, transformed and accepted for what they are: the building blocks of our unique identities. http://www.ridingincarswithblackpeople.com/


"A must see for all white folks" "one of the funniest solo acts I have ever seen." "He takes it all, puts a hilarious comic spin on it and not only enlightens us but also keeps us rolling in the aisles with laughter."  Marie Bonfils, Drama in the Hood

"Growing up "white" ... and "becoming black" gives Goller-Sojourner a powerfully unique position to talk about the strange racial ruptures in our culture [;;;;;;;as];;;;;;; he has lived on at least two sides of the many-sided divide and can describe its contours more accurately than most anyone." Brenden Kiley, The Stranger

"I was beaming and laughing uproariously. The way that you seamlessly use humor to explore painful, difficult, subject matter never ceases to amaze me. I am forever changed."  Rachel Rebecca Johnston

"Heartbreaking, beautiful and hilarious." Kathya Alexandra

Chad Goller-Sojourner is a Seattle-based writer, solo-performer and recipient of a distinguished Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission Performing Arts Fellowship. His work has been funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and featured on NPR. Most recently he was selected as the 2013 Ohio University Glidden Visiting Professor. In 2008 he premiered his inaugural solo show: Sitting in Circles with Rich White Girls: Memoirs of a Bulimic Black Boy, which he continues to tour nationally.

Co-Presenters:
The Center for Media Justice is a nationally recognized organizing hub representing the media policy interests and building the cultural leadership of hundreds of social justice groups across the United States. Our mission is to create media and cultural conditions that strengthen movements for racial justice, economic equity, and human rights. http://centerformediajustice.org/

SoleSpace  is an award-winning arts and event space in the heart of downtown Oakland. A cutting-edge shoe store by day, SoleSpace serves Oakland's artist and activist communities by providing space in the evenings for performances, rehearsals, workshops, and community events.   facebook.com/solespace


TRANSRACIAL FAMILY COACHING PACKAGES
http://transracialfamilycoaching.com/

Package #1 Two (2) tickets and registration in our "Raising Black Boys/Girls to Become Black Men/Women" course, which grew out of my experiences with "ages out" of honorary white and suburban privilege and into a world where folklore, statistics, and conjecture deem him dangerous until proven otherwise. This go at your own pace online experiential learning five lesson course (including a forty-five minutes video/telephonic conference), will assist prospective and adoptive parents in identifying, understanding, and addressing the inherent challenges and obstacles that come with raising black children in America. Participants will gain insight into the following: (1) black identity formation and development; (2) how to navigate, negotiate, and advocate for black children in educational systems and other social environments; (3) best practices, tips, tools, and strategies for avoiding and interacting with law enforcement and other authorities; (4) how to engage in productive, meaningful, and often uncomfortable conversation around race, racism, and privilege; and (5) the impact of dehumanization and presumed loss of innocence of the black child. $250 (Regular Price $360)  

Package #2 Two (2) tickets. Transracial Family Self-Assessment Instrument. One 60 Minute One-on-One Video/Telephonic Coaching Session; Post-Coaching Report with Supplemental Topic Specific Materials and Exercises. $125 (Regular Price $175)

Package #3 Two (2) tickets. Transracial Family Self-Assessment Instrument. Two 60 Minute Sessions of One-on-One Video/Telephonic Coaching Sessions; Post-Coaching Reports with Supplemental Topic Specific Materials and Exercises. $200 (Regular Price $285)
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SoleSpace (View)
1714 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612
United States

Categories

Arts > Theatre

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!

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