Penumbra Center for Racial Healing
The Penumbra Center for Racial Healing is a brave space where the community is called in to learn, rejuvenate, and stand up in support of racial equity. The environment we envision is peaceful, inspiring, and gently provocative, providing moments of deep reflection and respite as visitors navigate the campus. This is a space that centers the black experience, will learn from and support people of color who are not black, and will welcome and support white individuals interested in building resiliency and competency for racial equity work. Community will engage, learn, rest, and restore, in the following areas:
We will continue to stage powerfully provocative plays that demand attention and move people heart-first into today’s most difficult issues. From celebrating black culture to bearing witness to our difficult past, Penumbra’s acclaimed art will continue to inspire with classics from the black theatre canon and commissions of new work, panel discussions, thoughtfully curated galleries, educational programs, and more.
Our year-round racial equity work led by artists will include trainings, lectures, workshops, seminars, and a leadership institute.
Our wellness programming will feature a full fleet of holistic, culturally specific healing services including meditation, yoga, acupuncture, and massage, informed by a curriculum especially designed to detoxify bodies from the stresses of living in a racially stratified society.
BECOME A NEXT
Join our movement to create transformational change for individuals and communities! A gift in any amount supports vital preparatory work for our next lifecycle as a performing arts campus and center for racial healing. Your donation will go directly to supporting artists of color as we develop the holistic programming that Penumbra will offer.
Members will receive:
• Special access to virtual readings and workshops by artists
• Guided meditations and reflections to support healing
• Opportunities to participate in the planning process
• News about the Penumbra Center for Racial Healing
A donation in any amount helps to sustain our company and grow our impact in the community. Donate online or by calling 651.224.3180 today.
“How are we going to take the songs of all of this wonderful flock here and weave them together to create this great orchestra that will sing the song of healing? ”
—Seitu Ken Jones