The Community Empowerment Association, Inc. (CEA) PRESENTS:World Renowned Comedian and Actor Stogie Kenyatta in his acclaimed One-Man Show ‘The World Is My Home –The Life & Times of Paul Robeson’
Saturday: Feb. 1, 2014; Doors open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7:30pm
CEA Arts & Culture Institute; 7120 Kelly Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208
About the Show
The #1 One Man Show Broadway Style Solo Show on the U.S. and Caribbean College circuit. This show about the triumph and tragedy of this mistreated American genius not only promotes diversity, brotherhood and education but also challenges us to examine the notion that "since the world is our home and we share a common humanity, it's imperative that men learn to live as Brothers." From the horrors of the Slave Trade to the shame of the Holocaust, from the artistic wonders of the Harlem Renaissance to the Bebop era, to McCarthyism, Blacklists, racism and oppression, Robeson shows us that in spite of our differences we still have more in common than we do in conflict. This show and the lively Q&A that follows - like Robeson's life - serves as a Cultural Ambassador inspiring us to greater achievement and a more noble life. Robeson paid the price for leading from the front rather than pushing from behind. He was a symbol of our developing manhood, armed with nothing more than the strength of his convictions and his visions of a world where men live as brother. His message was his life. ~ Stogie Amir Kenyatta
Using theater as a vehicle for social change, the Community Empowerment Association, Inc. (CEA) will present Stogie Kenyatta in his acclaimed One-Man Show, ‘The World is My Home - The Life and Times of Paul Robeson’
The goal of the play is to awaken a new, untapped generation; informing them that the best of Paul Robeson lives in all of us and that best empowers us to change the world. The show features the triumphs and tragedies of an American genius challenging us to examine the notion that "if we accept the Fatherhood of God; we must accept the brotherhood of man." Robeson showed that in spite of our differences; all races have more in common than we do in conflict.
Robeson paid the price for leading from the front. He graduated valedictorian from Rutgers in 1919; thereafter earning a Law Degree from Columbia. As an All-American Football player he played in the early NFL. Later in life he was blackballed and had his passport revoked. He stood strong and tall; taking the blows for those of us handicapped by ignorance or subdued by tyranny.
Paul Robeson was a symbol of our developing manhood; armed with nothing more than the strength of his convictions & his vision of a World where men live as brothers. His Message was his Life and this play will help that message resonate with a new generation.
For over 20 years, the Community Empowerment Association, Inc., a non-profit community-based organization, has been in the forefront as a provider of human services to at risk populations. By bringing awareness and encouraging social justice strategy planning for reform; with a mission of restoration, reclamation and transformation of distressed communities through strategic planning, collaboration, advocacy, education and mobilization.
The major mission of Community Empowerment Association, Inc. (CEA) is to empower communities and families by providing high quality, well-managed, innovative services, including family support services, education, housing, economic development, and employment.
Core belief of CEA is that families develop best in a community with a sense of order, positive social interaction, and opportunities supported by positive adults. It is CEA's aim and commitment to work with individuals and families to build, foster and empower the African-American community through capitalization of indigenous support, community stakeholders, organized network, and community education.
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