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Saturday, February 11, 2012
USA Network and The Moth present A More Perfect Union: Stories of Prejudice and Power – a Characters Unite Storytelling Event
USA Network and The Moth present A More Perfect Union: Stories of Prejudice and Power – a Characters Unite Storytelling Event – on February 15.
Hosted by Tony and Emmy Award winner Nathan Lane, the event will feature stories by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black and Golden Globe winner & Academy Award nominee Octavia Spencer, as well as Aimee Mullins and Greg Walloch.
Special guest for the evening will be Matt Bomer, star of USA’s White Collar, and there will be a special performance by Grammy Award winner John Legend Also expected to attend are Willie Garson, Corbin Bernsen, Bruce Campbell and many more.
The event will see the USA Network continue to bring Characters Unite, its multi-platform public service campaign to combat prejudice and discrimination, into communities and schools across the country through a special partnership with The Moth, the renowned nonprofit storytelling organization, and Multichannel Video Programming Distributors (MVPD). The partnership includes Characters Unite-themed “Mainstage” storytelling shows in multiple cities across the country. Each Mainstage show – entitled A More Perfect Union: Stories of Prejudice and Power – will feature storytellers sharing a true, personal experience of facing bigotry or discrimination, in front of a live audience, without notes. The tales will highlight a time when the storyteller discovered his/her own identity and voice, making for powerful and uplifting evenings.
A More Perfect Union: Stories of Prejudice and Power is presented locally in Los Angeles by Time Warner Cable. USA and The Moth’s Characters Unite tour has stopped in New Orleans, New York, Seattle, Chicago, Denver, Washington, DC, St. Louis and Atlanta. In addition to the tour, USA also supports this initiative with extensive on-air programming, online content and other off-air activities.
The event takes place on February 15 at Pacific Design Center, Melrose Avenue Gates, 8687 Melrose Avenue. Find out more at Characters Unite.