The Making of Decades of Day Work – Nov 11, 2014

Making DecadesJoin Your Real Stories on Tuesday November 11, 2014 at 7:00pm at The Studio @620 in St. Petersburg, FL for an engaging program which will bring insight and candor to the process of creating the acclaimed Decades of Day Work series.

The Making of Decades of Day Work,” features onstage interviews with the creators of the popular theatrical series “Decades of Day Work”, amazing video clips from people connected to domestic day work by blood or other bond, and a chance to interact with some of the “Decades of Day Work” St. Petersburg area storytellers.

Attorney and journalist, Jaye Ann Terry interviews the series’ directors Dr. Lillian Dunlap and Jaye Sheldon about the experience of finding the families of Black maids and the families of White employers willing to tell their stories about day work. And willing to share their memories about the pain of “reckless eyeballing,” segregation, working in “sundown towns,” and the power of human connections. Dunlap is the daughter of a black maid who traveled for hours by train and bus, five days a week to work for White families beginning in the late 1940s. Sheldon grew up White in the 1970’s and 1980s in upstate New York. What they learned about race, racism and each other will inspire you.

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One Reply to “The Making of Decades of Day Work – Nov 11, 2014”

  1. My father is a DOTA – Documented Original Tuskegee Airman. The only problem is – he’s white! In approx 1942 he was one of several who began instructing the Airman how to fly and how to be proud and change the world. I believe he did both.
    Robert C. Hughes, retired AF Lt Col, is now 90 years old and he has wonderful stories to be told. He has been a much sought after lecturer but the venues are usually small. My husband & I have enjoyed The Help presentations and I believe he could be another voice for you.

    Please let me know if you have any interest.
    Marcia Stern

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