Scarritt Bennett Center Blog

Practice Showing Up Guide: A Resource for White People in Transforming Grief and Rage about Racism into Solidarity and Action

by Margaret Ernst “Hope has two beautiful daughters; their names are Anger and Courage. Anger at the way things are, and Courage to see that they do not remain as they are.” Augustine of Hippo In the one month since Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has taken...

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20th Anniversary of Celebration of Cultures

On July 13, 1996 the first Celebration of Cultures event brought to Scarritt Bennett Center approximately 2000 people and 41 different cultural and/or ethnic groups with their music, dance, demonstrations, food, or other presentations. The celebration was widely promoted throughout the region; gifts and donations...

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Complementary Colors: Engaging Art

My first glimpse of the new art show, “Complementary Colors,” in Scarritt Bennett’s Laskey gallery was of a quartet of paintings of a dog against the backdrop of the seasons. The painting, “Jasper on the Farm” by Pam Sevy, is done with considerable sharp detail,...

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