Spotlight: Vanessa Roberts, MRN CultureFest Performer

Representing MRN at CultureFest this year will be artist Vanessa Roberts with her one-woman show “How I found out I was Black.” Here is Vanessa’s bio:Vanessa Roberts

Vanessa Roberts is a young activist in the Colorado Springs, Colorado community who fuses theory with performance as a means of making the abstract accessible. Her work is interwoven with humor, personal stories and a love of social justice; a testament to her goal of leaving an indelible mark on the field of diversity education. Ms. Roberts received her Masters of Arts from the Tisch School of Art at New York University in 2009. In 2008 she graduated with honors from Colorado College where she earned a Bachelors of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences. Her undergraduate degree was self-designed and based in Philosophy and Drama, officially titled “Critical Race Theory: Emphasis Performance Comedy”; she also minored in American Cultural Studies. Currently Ms. Roberts speaks and performs locally and nationally, traveling to present at a multitude of educational institutions, conferences, and non-profits. She is also in the process of transitioning into the realm of Human Resources development.

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Don’t miss Vanessa and all the other great performances from the Standing Committee for Multicultural Affairs at the annual CultureFest on Tuesday, March 29 at 7pm in Baltimore Convention Center Ballroom III.


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