Community Concert & Conversation Series: On Race

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The Springfield Regional Arts Council (SRAC) will co-host three facilitated conversations that combine art, music, and poetry with ‘red flag’ issues as identified in the Springfield – Greene County Community Focus Report, including poverty, LGBTQ, and race. Each concert will be held at a different community center in Springfield, and feature live music and thought-provoking conversations. This series is free and open to the public, with funding provided by the National Endowment of the Arts.

  • December 6, 2018 at 7:00pm – Music, conversation, and spoken word poetry on race. Facilitated by Lyle Foster and featuring live music by JJ Williams and spoken word poetry by Verniquia Foster, held at The Midtown Carnegie Library (397 E Central, Springfield MO).


“We hope that these concerts engage our audiences and help bridge cultural gaps in our community,” says Rachel Johnson, Director of Programming & Exhibits at the SRAC. “This is going to be a safe space where artists and community members feel welcome and empowered to talk about issues that affect their lives, while incorporating art and music as an extension of that self expression.”

For more information, contact Rachel Johnson, Director of Programs and Exhibitions, by phone at 417-862-2787(ARTS) or by e-mail at You may also log on to

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