Deeper Than the Skin – Greg Greenway and Reggie Harris
Saturday, February 2, at 7:00 pm – A Musical Presentation on Race in America
Deeper Than the Skin is an experience of singing and listening… of experiencing a connection so deep that it makes you laugh, smile, cry and reconsider what you know about our history. It’s an invitation to open your heart and mind to a story of shared humanity that resonates with your own.
Two friends… one Black, one White… one from the North… one from the South! Musicians, storytellers, students of history and world travelers… born 3 day apart!… their ancestry funneled through one small portal of history – Richmond, VA. Two separate narratives forged into one powerful friendship aimed at finding common ground and helping others to do the same.
Deeper Than the Skin brings together a remarkable journey that started 30 years ago and is now offering hope to people all over the nation. It’s a presentation that ends with an open dialogue that moves the audience from emotion into action…that gives voice and direction to the question “What can I do?”
Sunday, February 3, at 10:00 am – Worship Service
In the worshipful setting of a UU service, Deeper Than The Skin takes on an additional intensity. The remarkable story of a friendship of 30 years by two men, one white, one black, one from the North, one from the South, brings into focus the principles that bring us into community each week. Concentrated into one hour, the presentation takes a more anthropological/ cultural bent that has consistently made congregations glad to have seen both the full presentation and the service. The music that flowed from their stories becomes even more central to the emotional experience. How did they come together, how can we all come together? How can we take on the life-long commitment required to make a more racially just world?