Events

Events: Come Explore with Us!

A full calendar of our Spring 2017 events is available here.

Saturday, March 11
2nd Saturday: Acting the Human Struggle with Professor Perry Crafton. 10 am – noon, M Station Apartments (2906 East MLK Jr. Blvd)
Breakfast and child care provided. All are welcome!

ACC drama director and professor Perry Crafton will help us consider how acting expresses the entire human experience. As he describes it, the common thread in any human’s experience is struggle. What do we struggle with? How do we struggle? How can an actor connect their struggle to the audience? This workshop will have you, the audience, become the actor and work on selected scenes and monologues from the point of view of the human struggle. No acting experience is necessary. Professor Crafton has received numerous awards from the American College Theatre Festival and is a three time nominee for ACC’s highest teaching award.

Saturday, April 8
2nd Saturday: Tracing the Light of Lucille Clifton with Drea Brown, professor of African and African Diaspora Studies at UT Austin. 10 am – noon, M Station Apartments (2906 East MLK Jr. Blvd)
Breakfast and child care provided. All are welcome!

Join us as we celebrate National Poetry Month and step into the light of Lucille Clifton. Clifton’s poems hold the wounds of grief and adversity but are equally filled with beauty, strength, and healing. In this session, we will read and discuss Clifton’s poems, her exploration of personal and cultural histories to find celebration even in struggle. Because so much has been lost, it is powerful and necessary that we remember our own light, write our own words, and hold them like Lucille, despite any attempt to dim the shine.

Monday, May 22
Free Minds Graduation. 7 pm, ACC Eastview Campus Auditorium

Come cheer on the remarkable graduates of the Free Minds Class of 2017!