December 10, 2021
6:00 – 10:00 PM
3524 Washington Ave
$15 on MetroTix
Always free for youth!
In the Part IV of the series, Misunderstanding, Fear, and Hate, the discussion will focus on the experiences of the LGBTQ+ community. Stitchers Youth Council’s guests include Merlin Bell and Marc Ridgell.
Merlin Bell is an arts administrator, writer, director, and producer. Merlin is a creative professional, who has offered experience working in content management and production leveraging a passion for culture and the arts. He has a BA from Denison University in Theatre and a MA from Fontbonne University in Theatre. He has worked in several nonprofit arts and culture organizations as an actor, creative activist, and educator.
Some of Merlin’s notable contributions is Journey’s in Search of Justice with Conner Prairie’s long-standing partnership with Asante Art Institute, MLK’s Lasting Legacy documentary Merlin produced in partnership with WFYI. Finally, Merlin directed, produced and co-wrote a short film called Rebuilding the House of Stone in Partnership with Hamilton Southeastern Schools and WFYI for the HSE outreach program in 2021.
Marc Ridgell is a junior at Washington University in St. Louis, studying Africana Studies; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and Sociology. At Washington University, Marc serves as producer for Black Anthology, an intern at the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, a Residential Advisor, and a mentor for Deneb STARS (organization for first-generation and low-income students).
Marc also is a research fellow for the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program. In partnership with the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, they are assisting with editing written work, organizing budgets, and they are also collaborating on a podcast with StitchCast Studio.
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