Feb. 20 – Ringwald Hosting Speak Up, Speak Out Series

Feb. 20 – Ringwald Hosting Speak Up, Speak Out Series
“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”
-James Baldwin
These words by the late, great James Baldwin are truer today than ever.  We at The Ringwald believe our past work has been incredibly important and we are proud of it, but we acknowledge that many voices, stories, experiences, and forms of expression have been left out. These voices largely lie within the BIPoC and LatinX communities. Our focus and mission has always been about speaking up, and speaking out to represent LGBTQ+ experiences, but we must also explicitly include and uplift black and brown voices and stories as well–especially those from the LGBTQ+ community.
With this commitment in mind, The Ringwald is launching a new virtual community dialogue series entitled Speak Up, Speak Out: A Ringwald Dialogue. We will be gathering once a month to discuss our communities, theatrical and otherwise, with lead-in questions and ideas centered around books, plays, and documentaries that we will be reading or watching prior to meeting.
Up first, and in honor of Black History Month, we will be reading The Autobiography of Malcolm X; As Told to Alex Haley. The meeting to discuss this title will be on Saturday, February 20th at 10AM via Zoom. A full schedule of content is planned for the coming months and is open to input from the community.
Anyone interested in joining the discussion is welcome – whether you’ve had an opportunity to read the book. Our goal is to inspire conversation and action. Please send an email to info@theringwald.com for instructions and Zoom link.
Board Member Matthew Wallace commented, “We want this to be an organic and community based initiative and we cannot wait to see all of your faces, so please safely gather with us as we educate one another and grow together.”

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