NAVIGATING A MORAL COMPASS
Join us for a dynamic conversation exploring August Wilson’s Radio Golf with the renowned faculty of the University of Maryland School of Social Work.
Saturday, November 16th | 2PM
What do you do when your values are challenged? How do you respond when faced with difficult moral dilemmas? How can a city move forward, while honoring it’s past?
With an emphasis on discovering Baltimore within August Wilson’s “Hill District”, this timely discussion offers insight to the joys and challenges we face today.
Presented in partnership with the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Social Work.
André Turner has over 20 years in the field of education and public health combined. In his current role as a Senior Program Trainer & coach with the University of Maryland Social Work Positive Schools Center, he collaborates with school leaders to offer professional development for school staff to transform school environments and climate. In 2013 Andre became an Open Society Institute community fellow where his program Boys Coming of Age (BCOA) provided quality development and manhood training for African-American adolescents 10-17 in an experiential Rite of Passage process designed to successfully transition them into adulthood.
Shawna Murray-Browne, LCSW-C is an award-winning community healer, national speaker, and Liberation-Focused, Mind-Body Medicine Practitioner. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Kindred Community Healing and the Principal Consultant at Kindred Wellness LLC. Trained as an integrative psychotherapist, Shawna has created life-changing, community-based sacred spaces, honoring culture, to equip Black women, youth, and change-makers with the tools to heal themselves.
Lane Victorson coordinates the Neighborhood Fellows Program and the University of Maryland Peace Corps Fellow Program, teaches as an adjunct faculty member and serves as a field instructor for interns in community and organizational contexts. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and a Masters in Social Work. His expertise is in community organizing, leadership development, program management, and planning.
Charles Dumas plays Elder Joseph Barlow in Everyman Theatre’s production of August Wilson’s Radio Golf. In the Baltimore/DC area he was last seen in Paradise Lost at Centre Stage; Pygmalion at Arena; Anthony and Cleopatra at The Shakespeare Company (DC). Favorite roles include Troy in Fences,
Othello, King Lear, Sam in Master Harold. B.T. Washington in Boogie Woogie and Booker T. He received a Hollywood/ Beverly Hills NAACP for best featured actor for B.C. HISTORIA. He was a member of the McCarter Company, The Folger Shakespeare Company, LAF Theatre, Free DSouthern Theatre and the Negro Ensemble Company where he appeared in District Line, and the five-play We series. On TV he was a regular on Law and Order, 100 Centre Street, Ed. He has appeared in several films including Jumping Jack Flash, Copland, Die Hard With a Vengence, Peacemaker, New Jack City, Deep Impact, Ashbury Park. He received an ensemble Emmy Award for Separate But Equal. Dumas is a professor emeritus from Penn State University and has taught at Temple University and SUNY at New Paltz.