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'Wounded Healers' spoken word performance set for Aug. 20

Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College invite the public to performances of “Wounded Healers,” from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, in the Beaux Arts Ballroom in BSU’s Hobson Memorial Union.

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Bemidji State University (Annalise Braught / Bemidji Pioneer)
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BEMIDJI — Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College invite the public to performances of “Wounded Healers,” from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, in the Beaux Arts Ballroom in BSU’s Hobson Memorial Union.

"Wounded Healers" is a spoken word production that presents the history of African American trauma caused by racist policies and institutions in the United States.

It was written and composed by Dr. Timothy Berry, interim associate vice president for faculty affairs and equity initiatives at Minnesota State University, Mankato, a release said.

“The production is a live experiential performance that sheds light on the trauma unleashed on Black bodies due to racism,” Steven Parker, campus diversity officer and Title IX coordinator for BSU and NTC, said in the release. “The production engages spoken word, music, acting and discussion to holistically tell a story of truth.”

There is no cost to attend, but donations are welcomed. Free parking is available on campus with no permits required.

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