Ms. Joaquina Kalukango
Paradise Square (March 15 2022-Nov 2022)
c/o Ethel Barrymore Theatre
243 W 47th Street
New York, NY 10036
Dear Ms. Kalukango,
My name is Matt Winick and I’m a fan of your acting. My favorite movie that you played in was One Night in Miami. One Night in Miami was a great historical based movie about Malcom X, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke meet in a hotel in Miami Florida where they discuss about civil rights. Ms. Kalukango, I thought you did an excellent job portraying as Betty Shabazz X because I liked on how you made her have different unique traits like caring about Malcom X when he struggles on faith in Islam and giving him advice on how to understand along with navigate racism in society. Also what I liked about One Night in Miami was how it showed on how Malcom X, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke share their experiences on dealing with racisms and continue their friendships with each other despite some of their differences. The movie also did a great job showing how racism causes negativity in society.
Besides your acting career, I truly appreciate on how you are a strong supporter of civil rights including people with disabilities’ rights causes to reduce discrimination. Also on your activism I like on how you support Black Lives Matter Movement to speak out against police misconduct and advocate for causes to reduce racial injustice. Ms. Kalukango, I have autism with a learning disability. Having a disability is hard for me because I have trouble comprehending on learning different advance subjects, sometimes I struggle to communicate my thoughts, and get teased. Another thing that I struggle with a disability is when other people including other adults get judgmental about me being different from them and have struggles to find different methods to improve myself. Your commitment to be a strong supporter of civil rights including people with disabilities’ rights causes really inspires me to work hard on my disability. Your role as Betty Shabazz X in One Night in Miami helps me continue my interest in learning history. In history I like to learn how famous people or different individuals (minorities, women, and people with disabilities) make an impact on society, the need for civil rights to be stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, the importance of health care reform to help people who can’t afford health insurance or struggle with pre-existing conditions get the care they need, a need for criminal justice reform to help protect people’s rights while reduce crime, and many others. My future goal is to work in history to help educate people about these fundamental ideas to make society better.
I strongly believe that you are a very talented actress. You did an excellent job making Betty Shabazz X a great historical figure in One Night in Miami. You truly inspire me to work hard on my disability, be a fan of your acting including One Night in Miami, and continue to learn history. I was wondering if you could please take the time to share with me on what it was like starring in One Night in Miami. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a great difference, and inspiring me. Please continue to make a great difference.