A Conversation About the Evolution of Policing
A pivotal scene in the musical Ragtime involves a presidential candidate’s visit. During the visit when one character attempts to get the politician’s attention, she’s accused of having a gun and is beaten. This raises the question of race and policing – where are we 100 years after Ragtime? On the anniversary of the death of George Floyd join local leaders to discuss the evolution of policing, where we are today and how our local police agencies have responded to changing trends.
Moderated by Merchon Green, City of Orlando Chief Equity Official
About Ragtime Community Programming
CFCArts is pleased to welcome the Florida Theatrical Association as the presenting sponsor for the pre-show programs. FTA’s commitment to educational programs as a crucial component of expanding and supporting new audiences makes for a perfect partnership for the 2022 production of Ragtime.
One of the many questions Ragtime asks audiences to consider is, “What does it mean to achieve the American Dream?” Through the pre-show programs, CFCArts and FTA invite patrons to explore that idea within the context of the themes of antisemitism, racism, immigration, and forced immigration presented in Ragtime.