One drop of love

Date: 
Mon, 01/16/2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, Michigan League, 911 N. University

Fanshen Cox DiGiovann

This multimedia one-woman show, written and performed by U-M alum Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni, explores the intersections of race, class and gender in search of truth, justice and love.

The show incorporates filmed images, photographs and animation to tell the story of how the notion of ‘race’ came to be in the United States and how it affects our most intimate relationships. A moving memoir, One Drop of Love takes audiences from the 1700s to the present, to cities all over the U.S. and to West and East Africa, where Fanshen and her father spent time in search of their ‘racial’ roots. The ultimate goal of the show is to encourage everyone to discuss ‘race’ and racism openly and critically. It deals with purposefully raw content.

The School of Information is sponsoring this event along with the University of Michigan Library, the Bentley Library, the Law Library, University Housing, and the School of Music, Theatre and Dance as part of the U-M Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium.