On Race and Mentoring

Charnele Brown, who played Kim Reese on “A Different World” and was one of the first African-Americans in the hit Broadway musical “Sarafina,” will appear in conversation with Lynn Sherr at Guild Hall on March 23 at 3 p.m. The program is part of the Thinking Forward Lecture Series, which is organized by the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center.

In addition to her TV roles, Ms. Brown was the founder of the Charnele Brown Acting Academy and Tri-Wen Productions. She has written, produced, directed, and starred in multiple projects including “Why Break Down When You Can Breathe Through” and “Love and Fire.” Through high school in East Hampton, Ms. Brown was known as Karen Dozier. She now lives in Texas. The talk will center on growing up on the East End, race, entrepreneurship, and mentoring.

Ms. Sherr, an author, is a former correspondent for the ABC news magazine “20/20.” Admission is free, but tickets must be reserved with the Guild Hall box office at 631-324-4050 or web.ovationtix.com.

The Bridgehampton Child Care Center provides educational and enrichment programs as well as day care. It is on a six-acre former farm property donated to create the center in the 1950s after a 1949 migrant-camp fire killed two children of seasonal workers.