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The Talk
The Talk

Sat, Sep 10


Hayes Barton United Methodist Church

The Talk

A virtuoso communicator, performer and facilitator, Sonny Kelly embodies over 20 characters, and thoughtfully ushers audiences into a safe space to have the difficult, but necessary, conversations we need to pursue equity and inclusion. This eclectic theatrical experience weaves together interactive

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Sep 10, 2022, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Hayes Barton United Methodist Church, 2209 Fairview Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608

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Many white Americans didn’t know “the talk” existed until Eric Holder mentioned it in a 2013 NAACP speech. The then-Attorney General talked about sitting his own fifteen-year-old son down, after the death of Trayvon Martin, for a conversation that would increase his odds of survival if he were ever stopped by the police. “This was a father-son tradition I hoped would not need to be handed down,” Holder said. “But as a father who loves his son and who is more knowing in the ways of the world, I had to do this to protect my boy.” (The Playmaker's Repertory Company)

Dr. Sonny Kelly's Bio: Sonny Kelly is a world-class performer, story teller, motivator, speaker, and comedian. He holds a PhD in Communication & Performance Studies from UNC Chapel Hill (2020). In 2022, he founded Legacy Heirs Prodctions, Inc as a vehicle to entertain, educate, and empower individuals and communities. Dr. Kelly is currently an instructor of Communication at Fayetteville Technical Community College in Fayetteville, NC, where he teaches Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, and Intercultural Communication. Sonny is also a graduate of St. Mary’s University (MA, Communication Studies, 2008) and Stanford University (BA, International Relations, 1998). After serving our nation as a U.S. Air Force officer, Sonny has gone on to serve as non-profit organization director, university admissions counselor, award winning pharmaceutical salesman, college communications instructor, and a church youth pastor. As a lover of theater and performance, Sonny has acted professionally on stage and television for over 20 years. (From Legacy Heirs Productions)

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