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TC Talks! “I Was a Stranger Too” – A Play About Jewish Values and Helping Asylum Seekers with Playwright Cindy Cooper and Director Carolyn Levy

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

As asylum concerns fill our news, what can one person do? I Was A Stranger Too is a play about asylum seekers and those who help them. Jewish people have been forced to relocate throughout history, and these cultural, and real, memories give Jewish artists a special sense of refugee needs today. This TC Talks looks at the experiences of asylum seekers, the role of those who help them, and how that developed into a new play opening in St. Paul.

About the Play: I Was A Stranger Too is a play about asylum seekers and those who help them. The story is of a Jewish woman, propelled by the memory of her mother’s rescue from the Holocaust, who is drawn to help asylum seekers in the U.S. In unfolding monologues, she encounters a rich mosaic of people who are fleeing persecution, and others determined to welcome them. Drawn from dozens of interviews with people in Minnesota and elsewhere, the play takes audience members beyond stereotypes to the power and capacity of the human spirit. I Was A Stranger Too, shares the hopes that can emerge from a single act of caring and concern. More info: https://strangertoo.weebly.com

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Meeting ID: 831 1807 4040
Passcode: 944808


January 20
10:00 am - 11:00 am