'Brother Scars and Strange Fruit' to be performed at Bates

Brother Scars and Strange Fruit, a multimedia performance about race, gender, sexuality and the black gay body, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 22 in Chase Hall Lounge. The public is invited to attend, and admission is free.

Sponsored by Bates’ Committee on Homophobia and Institutional Change and the Office of the Dean of Students, Brother Scars and Strange Fruit features E. Patrick Johnson, assistant professor of English at Amherst College, and Bryant Keith Alexander, assistant professor of communication studies at California State University. Johnson and Alexander will use autobiography, ethnography, poetry, music and visual media to question notions of an authentic black identity, masculinity and sexuality.

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