Thu, Mar 23 | 6 — 7 PM
First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple
77 W Washington St | Chicago, IL | 60602
Misty Copeland, the first African American female principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, has often spoken out about being "different" in the world of ballet. Her journey from living in a motel to dancing on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House and her story of perseverance through poverty, racism, and overcoming setbacks from injury has made Copeland an inspiring figure to millions. In her new book, The Ballerina Body, she explores the disciplines required to create and sustain physical conditioning at the highest level. Robin Robinson joins Copeland for this not-to-be-missed conversation about grace and strength.
Charter Humanists receive Red Badge access. No RSVP is necessary.
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A book signing will follow this program.
Misty Copeland is a Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theatre, the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Life in Motion, and the award-winning children's book, Firebird. She made her Broadway debut in 2015's "On The Town." She's been featured in the New York Times, on 60 Minutes, and she was named one of SELF Magazine's "Best Bodies of 2014" and Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People.
Robin Robinson is an award winning journalist and respected broadcaster whose three decades of Chicago-based reporting is marked by in depth coverage of social justice issues, politics, significant events and people. In June of 2016, Robinson’s activism in social justice and neighborhood revitalization led to her current role with the Chicago Police Department as Special Advisor for Community Affairs.