ALTOONA, Pa.— Penn State Altoona will host a watch party for “Jabari Dreams of Freedom” on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. in the Wolf Kuhn Theatre of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. This virtual screening is suitable for grades 3 through 12.
“Jabari Dreams of Freedom” tells the story of a young Black boy from the South Side of Chicago who loves to paint. Through painting, he can escape the turbulent world around him. When a friend is hurt by police, Jabari is afraid to leave the house. With his Forever President Barack Obama as a guide, Jabari dreams he meets children from the Civil Rights Era, including Ruby Bridges, Claudette Colvin, and a 6-year-old Barack Obama on the eve of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Using history, rap, freedom songs, and humor, this play explores what it means to have courage in a world where Black children—Black boys—are not safe.
This event is free and open to the public. For further information, call the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts at 814-949-5451.