WURD Speaks Featuring "The Mountaintop" & Black Power Babies
Monday, Jan 14, 2013 - Monday, Feb 11, 2013 Add to Outlook

First WURD Speaks event of 2013!!!

Join WURD at The Philadelphia Company for an amazing 2-in-1 Black History Month experience. The first part of this WURD Speaks event is a viewing of the award winning play, The Mountaintop by Katori Hall and directed by Patricia McGregor. Immediately following the play, there will be a captivating discussion titled Black Power Babies: An Intergenerational Discussion Exploring Living the Legacy of a Movement.

The Mountaintop

WINNER – LONDON’S OLIVIER AWARD FOR BEST NEW PLAY AND BROADWAY HIT! Memphis – April 3, 1968. A gripping re-imagining of the events taking place the night before the assassination of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. After delivering his magnificent and memorable “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech, an exhausted and defeated Dr. King retires to Room 306 at the Lorraine Motel where he encounters a mysterious and spirited stranger as an epic storm rages outside.

Black Power Babies

An Intergenerational Discussion Exploring Living the Legacy of a Movement
Black Power Babies are the children of men and women active in the black power movement of the 60s -70s that are now leaders in all aspects of society – business, arts, politics, academia, and beyond. Join us as we have multiple parent-child pairs that will give personal accounts and insight on the movement and it’s lasting effects on the world. This panel discussion will immediately follow “The Mountaintop” performance. Black Power Babies is a Sun In Leo Production that had it's debut in Brooklyn, NY

This panel discussion will be hosted by 900AM WURD's very own, Michael Coard!

Panelists include:

Dr. Molefi Asante, Founder of the MKA Institute

Lois and Bumi Fernandez - Founder and Producer of the Odunde Festival and Odunde365

Ras Baraka, Newark City Councilman

Muhammida el Muhajir, Creator of "Black Power Babies"

Marvin X - Leader of the Black Arts Movement, West


VIP Reception

After the eye-opening experience of “The Mountaintop” and the riveting WURD Speaks discussion on Black Power Babies, we will have a VIP reception where you can unwind with food and cocktails. You’ll have the chance to talk with family, friends and those involved with the production about your experience viewing The Mountaintop and Black Power Babies! If you would like to attend, please purchase the VIP Admission & Reception ticket for $75.

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Things to keep in mind:

-Admission tickets grant you access to The Mountaintop performance and the WURD Speaks Symposium immediately following
-VIP Admission tickets grant you access to The Mountaintop performance, WURD Speaks Symposium and VIP reception with food and cocktails
-Tickets to this particular performance and event are only available through WURD and not the Philadelphia Theater Company
-Seating assignments will be given out within a week of your ticket purchase
-This is by far one of the best Black History experiences in Philadelphia

We look forward to seeing you there!!!