Date(s) - 10/05/2023
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
When Anais Granofsky’s parents meet in the early 1970s, they are foreign and fascinating to each other. Stanley is the son of a very wealthy Toronto Jewish family; Jean is one of fifteen children from a poor Black Methodist family, direct descendants of the freed Randolph slaves. The Girl in the Middle is the story of a child who spends her life navigating between two very different worlds, weekends having lunch with her grandmother by the pool, while during the week, she and her mother often don’t know where their next meal will come from.
It isn’t until she gets a role in the TV series Degrassi Junior High that Anais finds a third world her own and begins to define an identity for herself. The Girl in the Middle offers a powerful lens to explore how two families, one white and one Black, faced systemic oppression spanning multiple generations and came out at opposite economic classes and how they clashed when they shared a granddaughter.
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