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Neighbors! Public reading of a play by a WI student

Jul 29, 2022
poster featuring a stylized fence, with the word neighbors in large letter above it. All across the word are cattered cartoon faces of people with different shades of skin color

In the summer of 2020, Judith Partelow took the Wilmette Institute course: Anti-Black Racism in the U.S. and Building a Unified Society. At the end of the course, in her Self-Assessment, Judith wrote: “In my weekly writing group of four Bahá’ís who are white women, all of whom have taken this course at this time, we have extensively discussed the subjects, resources, problems and difficulties with which we are confronted. All of us have been addressing these issues in our writing. I have decided that I am going to compile the writing we’ve done, and create a play.

We published Judith’s feedback on her course experience in the October 2020 WI eNewsletter. After a set-back caused by illness, Judith applied for and was awarded a grant by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod to develop and produce the play.

If you happen to live near the Cotuit Center for the Arts in Massachusetts, you can attend the first public reading of Judith’s play, titled Neighbors! The reading will be held on Sunday September 11th, 2022, at 2 pm local time. Attendance at this reading is free of charge, and there will be an opportunity for audience feedback at the end of the reading.

You are invited to read and share the flyer below with friends who live in the area. Link to download PDF invitation flyer.

A flyer with the dates and times, of the public reading. The names of the contributors iare also displayed, and the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod logo.



Judith Partelow

Judith Partelow has been a Bahá’í since 1969. She is a poet, actress and director. Her play, A Woman’s Heart, created out of her own poetry, has been produced on Cape Cod at six venues. She lives with her husband in Dennis, MA.

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