Back to our Regularly Scheduled Program

After a much-needed break, “Cardell’s Soapbox” will return today at 5:00 pm via Facebook Live! Today’s special guest is Ekundayo Bandele, CEO of Hattiloo Theater!

Ekundayo Bandele has been a leader in this effort by founding and developing Hattiloo Theatre into a Memphis institution. One of only a few freestanding, independent Black theaters in the country, Hattiloo has grown from humble beginnings to being an anchor (in a few ways) for the Memphis theater district and the region’s growing national reputation and influence.

Ekundayo’s determined and innovative leadership of the theater has always focused on continuous development for the future while recognizing and paying respects to the people and organizations who came before in the Black theater movement in Memphis and across the country.

Join us today to hear Cardell and Ekundayo discuss the need for Black-focused and led arts and culture in communities and its role in moving Memphis & Shelby County forwardHave a question you’d like to ask or a topic to discuss? Please email us at [email protected] to be featured in the next episode!

You’re also invited to pre-register for our joint virtual Momentum Memphis Education Task Force Meeting on Monday, March 1st, at 6:00 pm via Zoom! Hear updates on our advocacy efforts and how you can get involved in our movement to make educational equity a reality for all students in Memphis and Shelby County.

If you haven’t already, please consider taking our SCS Childcare and Back to School Perspective Survey. Shelby County Schools has delayed starting in-person learning for the spring semester, and we want to hear your feedback on the matter! Let us know your thoughts on continuing distance learning at home by taking the survey today!

See you soon!

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