Santa Fe College is proud to offer our community a free performance of Bill Maxwell and Beverly Coyle’s collaborative work, “Parallel Lives,” at 7 p.m. Thursday April 14, 2016 in the E Auditorium on Santa Fe College’s Northwest Campus.
As Janine Farver of the Florida Humanities Council has written, Tampa Bay Times columnist Maxwell and novelist Coyle were “among the last generation of black and white Floridians to graduate from segregated schools, to sit in separate sections of the bus and to drink from different water fountains.” In “Parallel Lives,” they describe their very different experiences as the son of migrant farmworkers and daughter of a Methodist minister growing up in North Florida in the 1950s and 1960s.
This moving, autobiographical treatment of the authors’ parallel lives provides enlightening context for understanding important aspects of contemporary race relations. To further facilitate meaningful reflection and conversation, the authors will moderate a discussion after the performance that will give people a safe space to talk about race, in a way that may be different than they’ve ever experienced before.
Originally produced for the FL Humanities Council, “Parallel Lives” comes to Santa Fe College through the generosity of the National Endowment of the Humanities. Come join the conversation about race relations in 21st century America. See “Parallel Lives” 7 p.m. Thursday April 14, 2016 in the E Auditorium on Santa Fe College’s Northwest Campus. Admission is free and open to the public.