How I Got Over: Reinventing Language Around Race

Join us for a new project reinventing language around race through a series of conversations and performances hosted by WNYC's Rebecca Carroll that explore, express and examine what it means when a social construct becomes the social order. We want people to get personal. We want provocative dialogue. We want to generate new language to execute real change. We want to talk about fear – and how it’s different if you are black or white. We want to hear people explore racism.

Buy tickets for upcoming shows and watch video of past conversations below: 


  

A Conversation with Soledad O'Brien
Mon, March 27 at 7pm  

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During the 2016 election, award-winning journalist and writer Soledad O’Brien charged cable news and media companies of profiting off hate speech normalized by then-candidate Donald Trump’s campaign. What made for good TV did not make for good journalism. 

WNYC editor Rebecca Carroll hosts an unconventional conversation with O’Brien about her new political magazine show "Matter of Fact" and how black and brown journalists and media makers can deliver balanced coverage with President Trump in the White House for the next four years.


 

One Drop of Love
Thurs, April 6 

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"One Drop of Love" is a multimedia solo performance that explores the intersections of race, class and gender in search of truth, justice and love. Written and performed by Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni, the interactive show parallels the history of changing demographics in the U.S. with DiGiovanni’s own family history, traveling from the 1700s to the present.

The ultimate goal of the performance is to encourage the discussion of race and racism openly and critically, and to commit to making the world more liberated for all. WNYC editor Rebecca Carroll hosts a post-performance conversation with DiGiovanni as part of The Greene Space’s ongoing How I Got Over series.


 

 

Lynn Nottage, Kate Whoriskey and 'Sweat' on Broadway
Tues, April 25 at 7pm  

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With humor and heart, Lynn Nottage’s "Sweat" tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets and laughs while working together on the line of a factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in the hard fight to stay afloat. 

Kate Whoriskey directs this new play about the collision of race, class, family and friendship, and the tragic, unintended costs of community without opportunity. 

Following a sold-out run at The Public Theater, the critically acclaimed play opened on Broadway last month. WNYC editor Rebecca Carroll sits down for an unconventional conversation with the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and acclaimed director. 


 

 

All American Boys
Friday, May 12 at 7pm

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Join us for a performance of "All American Boys," a production based on the award-winning book by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely that examines how two teenagers handle the consequences of racial profiling and police brutality.

The story centers on high school students Rashad and Quinn – one black, one white, both all-American boys – who are forced to confront the reality of a violent act that leaves their school and community torn apart by racial tension. Adapted for the stage by Off the Page.


 

 

All American Boys: Performance and Conversation
Saturday, May 13 at 2pm

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Join us for a performance of "All American Boys," a production based on the award-winning book by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely that examines how two teenagers handle the consequences of racial profiling and police brutality.

The story centers on high school students Rashad and Quinn – one black, one white, both all-American boys – who are forced to confront the reality of a violent act that leaves their school and community torn apart by racial tension. Adapted for the stage by Off the Page. This performance features a conversation after the show hosted by WNYC's Rebecca Carroll


 

 

All American Boys
Saturday, May 13 at 7pm

 

Buy Tickets

 

Join us for a performance of "All American Boys," a production based on the award-winning book by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely that examines how two teenagers handle the consequences of racial profiling and police brutality.

The story centers on high school students Rashad and Quinn – one black, one white, both all-American boys – who are forced to confront the reality of a violent act that leaves their school and community torn apart by racial tension. Adapted for the stage by Off the Page.

Recently in How I Got Over: Reinventing Language Around Race

Watch Live: A Conversation with Soledad O’Brien

Monday, March 27, 2017

WNYC editor Rebecca Carroll talks with the award-winning journalist about how black and brown reporters can deliver balanced coverage with President Trump in the White House.

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How I Got Over: 'I Am Not Your Negro' Filmmaker Raoul Peck in Conversation

Thursday, February 02, 2017

WNYC's Rebecca Carroll talks with Peck about his Oscar-nominated documentary on James Baldwin, the prescience of the writer's work and his indictment of American racism.

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How I Got Over: A Conversation with 'OJ: Made in America' Director Ezra Edelman

Monday, December 12, 2016

A conversation with the filmmaker whose critically acclaimed film charts the legacy, saga, celebrity and impact of O.J. Simpson. Hosted by Rebecca Carroll.

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How I Got Over: Vision and Justice in Racialized America

Friday, December 09, 2016

Photographers LaToya Ruby Frazier and Carrie Mae Weems and art history professor Sarah Lewis talk about celebrating and advancing visual literacy around race. 

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How I Got Over: Jacqueline Woodson and Daniel José Older

Monday, November 21, 2016

Authors Jacqueline Woodson and Daniel José Older examine representation in young-adult fiction. Hosted by WNYC's Rebecca Carroll.

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How I Got Over: Actress Kristin Davis on Interracial Adoption

Friday, November 18, 2016

A conversation about the challenges of being a white parent raising a black child in the current racial climate, and the significance of getting language right when talking about race. 

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Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Watch Ping Chong’s interview-based production exploring the experiences of young Muslims living in post-9/11 New York City. WNYC's Rebecca Carroll hosts a talk after the show.

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How I Got Over: Rebecca Carroll in Conversation with Ethan Hawke

Friday, September 30, 2016

WNYC's Rebecca Carroll launches a new series with a candid conversation on race, violence and white accountability with actor and writer Ethan Hawke. 

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