I wish every registered voter in Eureka Springs were in attendance for last night’s encore performance of Tales from the South – End Hate Redux, at Caribé – three powerful and moving stories from Randi Romo, Tippi McCullough and Eureka’s own Zeek Taylor that gave voice to the LGBT experience, and what it’s like to feel discrimination growing up in the South. I was not the only one in the room reaching for a Kleenex.
North Little Rock artist V.L. Cox ‘s simple but powerful door installation provided the perfect backdrop for the Keep Eureka Fair fundraiser. The doors will travel next to D.C and be temporarily installed in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
Putting a human face on discrimination is how we will win this fight.
Setbacks in Fayettville and now Springfield have only made us more determined here in Eureka Springs, where the state and the entire country are watching closely.
We need to tell our stories. It’s important, and the most effective way of changing hearts and minds.
Last night’s sold-out event was very much like preaching to the choir, although more than one straight ally came up to me with moist eyes, saying, “I really didn’t know.
Hate will never be erased, but we can work on ignorance and misgivings by informing and urging the people to vote FOR 2223.
Pictured – artist and story teller Zeek Taylor in front of V.L Cox’s art installation during last nights performance of Tales from the South – End Hate Redux.