Grace & Politics: A Conversation with Anna Deavere Smith & Toni Preckwinkle

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January 13, 2014
January 15, 2014
UChicago Creative


Anna Deavere Smith discusses the themes of her current work in progress On Grace with Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, in a conversation moderated by David Axelrod, Director of UChicago’s Institute of Politics.

On Grace is a staged theatrical performance in which Smith explores the idea of grace and acts out, verbatim, interviews she conducted with renowned scholars, theologians, and politicians, including Harvard’s late Rev. Peter Gomes, Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, and Rabbi David Wolpe.