After American Son: A Community Health Center Conversation

Free event

Running Time: 90 minutes

In partnership with the Middletown Police Department and the Community Health Center

Conversations about race, racism, and the criminal justice system in this country have never been more critical — or more complicated. The events that take place during TheaterWorks Hartford’s gripping new play American Son are unsettling, real, and all too common across today’s headlines.

“Getting killed by police is a leading cause of death for young black men in America,” the Los Angeles Times.

This is America… What can be done?

On November 14 at the Community Health Center we will continue the conversation started by American Son with a panel of experts including the Middletown Police Department and members of the Community Health Center — as we look to bridge the divide between community and law enforcement. We won’t have all of the answers — but we hope to ask all of the questions. This event is free and open to the public.

It is encouraged that attendees see American Son now playing at TheaterWorks Hartford or watch the Netflix adaptation (now streaming) before attending. For more information about this event please contact TheaterWorks Hartford at 860.527.7838.

November 14
6:00pm — 7:30pm
doors open at 5:30pm

76 New Britain Ave, Hartford CT, CT Pediatrics @ CHC

Recommended for ages 16 and up.


Upcoming Times

Cast & Creatives

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Panel Expert

Cpt. Gary M. Wallace, MPD

Panel Expert

The Community Health Center


When the time is right, we’ll be back with open arms.

Until then, we stay safe.