Toledo Opera & Maumee Valley Country Day School Present ‘Activating the Arts for Racial Justice’ with ‘Blue: Stories from Toledo’

By Afton Wooten

On May 23 at 7 p.m., Toledo Opera and Maumee Valley Country Day School will host” Activating the Arts for Racial Justice: A Documentary Film Screening and Panel Discussion featuring “Blue: Stories From Toledo.”

This will be the third screening presented by Toledo Opera of the documentary.

Eboné Waweru, Toledo Opera soprano and parent at the co-hosting school, will deliver an opening statement and perform. The Toledoan panelists that will share are members of the Maumee Valley Country Day School community including student Ny’Asia Mathis and school parent Dr. Ewart C. Skinner.

In an official press statement issued by Toledo Opera, Lynn Casto, the Head of School said that she is “excited to partner with Toledo Opera to provide a forum for engaging in social justice dialogue. Casto adds, “The arts have the powerful ability to connect humanity and provide windows into different lived experiences, ultimately allowing us to develop empathy and understanding that can lead to real change. Having this conversation on the Maumee Valley Country Day School campus allows us to participate in the greater Toledo dialogue and build a stronger, more trusting community. We believe in the power of the arts to create change.”

This event is free and open to the public.