UPDATED: Tuesday, March 9, 2021

A Conversation with Wilmer Leon and Ruby Sales
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Livestreaming via Zoom; advance registration required.


Join us for an evening discussion with legendary civil rights activist, scholar, administrator, manager, public theologian and educator Ruby Sales, moderated by Dr. Wilmer Leon, political scientist and longtime host of “Inside the Issues w/Wilmer Leon” on Sirius XM. The evening will be introduced by Golden Globe-winning actress, director and playwright Regina Taylor and will be followed by a short Q&A with the audience.

The event is presented as part of the black album.mixtape., the second phase of a unique, three-part theatrical project titled the black album conceived by Taylor and presented in partnership with SMU.

UPDATED: March 16, 2021

Screening of the black album. 2020. resistance. 

7:00 CST. Livestreaming; advance registration required.


In partnership with the Division of Theatre and the Meadows School of the Arts, alumna Regina Taylor ’81, award-winning actress, director and playwright, launched a unique, three-part theatrical project last fall titled the black album, exploring and addressing what it is to be Black in 2020 and beyond. The first phase, the black album.2020.resistance., was a collage of monologues, songs, scenes and images written and directed by Taylor and performed live online in October by Meadows undergraduate and graduate acting students. Sets, costumes, lighting and sound were created by Meadows theatre design students, alumni and faculty in collaboration with guest artists. The production was filmed and will be screened for the first time in this evening presentation. Taylor will introduce the film and take part in a discussion with viewers afterwards along with the seven student actors.

The screening is presented as one of the spring events of the black album.mixtape., the second phase of the black album project. The mixtape project will include a variety of events in the spring semester, each a platform for ideas to be created and shared, with an emphasis on social justice.