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[VIRTUAL] Motus Theater Performance with Caroline Saliman

Date: March 6, 2021Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

As part of HIAS' National Refugee Shabbat, Caroline Saliman, teacher at Congregation Har HaShem and the Boulder JCC, will be reading aloud Armondo Peniche’s autobiographical story This Beautiful Dark Brown Skin, a story of racial profiling experienced by a 12-year old boy and the danger of slanderous rhetoric to an undocumented man and his American son.

The reading will be followed by both personal and theological reflections on the importance of sacred hospitality, and the impact of stepping into the shoes of an undocumented neighbor. Each monologue is followed by a musical response from acappella soloist Teresita Lozano who hails from a Mexican crypto-Jewish background.

This performance is free and appropriate for middle school age. It is part of Motus Theater’s Shoebox Stories project and We Were Strangers Series – a collaboration with Jewish leaders who read aloud the stories of undocumented persons and reflect upon seeing the world through the eyes of an immigrant.

Saturday, March 6 | 6:30 - 8 pm | FREE