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“The Black-Jew Dialogues” are Coming to KCKCC


Kelly Rogge
Friday, February 21, 2014
College Advancement

Emmy-award winner Ron Jones and veteran performer Larry Jay Tish, the creators of “The Black-Jew Dialogues,” will be coming to Kansas City Kansas Community College next week.

The event is at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 in the KCKCC Performing Arts Center. Admission is free, and there will be a post-show discussion immediately following each presentation.

The performance is centered on social justice and is sponsored by the Intercultural Center. Educating their audiences through a comedic and dynamic conversation between the two principle characters of their production, “The Black-Jew Dialogues” brings to light the fallacies of the human condition and the biases that many hold.

Jones and Tish have developed this production and other tools as part of what they call, “Dialogues on Diversity.” “The Black-Jew Dialogues” also makes a great compliment to existing classroom content. To learn more about what Jones and Tish are trying to accomplish with this show and other programming, visit their website www.theblackjewdialogues.com/dialoguesondiversity/index.php.

“If they leave talking about the program, it is a start,” said Jared Hill, coordinator of the Intercultural Center at KCKCC. “Discrimination, racism and stereotypes still exist. It is important continue to talk about this and progress. “

Hill said the objective of “The Black-Jew Dialogues” is to not only entertain, but also to engage in what they believe is “a necessary and vital dialogue about race and culture in America.”

“This is a lighthearted way to discuss topics that are widely viewed as sensitive,” he said. “‘The Black-Jew Dialogues’ is a notable program that has been nominated for ‘Best Diversity Program in America’ in the ‘Campus Activities Magazine’ 2014 Reader’s Choice Awards.”

For more information on “The Black-Jew Dialogues” or about the Intercultural Center, contact Hill at 913-288-7375 or by email at jhill@kckcc.edu.