Every 28 Hours One-Minute Play Festival

Phase One Oct 20-24, St. Louis County

A Real Life Superhero

Bree Newsome became an Internet and media sensation when she did what many were longing to do but didn’t dare. She scaled a flagpole outside South Carolina's statehouse and brought the flag down, while police officers waited to arrest her below.

Every 28 Hours One-Minute Play Festival

Coming soon across the nation! Oct 20-24!

What is The Ferguson Moment?

We call on artists across the nation to share their responses to the oppression, violence, and resistance to racially motivated police brutality

Resources

Marcia Chatelain, an assistant professor in the Department of History, created the #FergusonSyllabus in response to recent events in Ferguson, Missouri.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Ferguson: 100 Days | 100 Seconds


In 100 seconds, Ferguson resident and filmmaker Christopher Phillips steps out of his front door and captures his raw experience during the first 100 days in Ferguson since Michael Brown, Jr.'s shooting death from Officer Darren Wilson on August 9, 2014.
Please visit 100daysinferguson.com for additional content and updates as the saga continues and the whole world awaits the grand jury decision whether to indict Darren Wilson.
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Finding Ferguson - by Nikkolas Smith

Racial Tension never dies in this town...
Frustration builds internally...
Fear... Paranoia... Violence...
An endless cycle, all too familiar.
Music: 'Find Me' by Gungor


Monday, November 17, 2014

HANDS UP: 6 Playwrights, 6 Testaments

The New Black Fest's HANDS UP: 6 Playwrights, 6 Testaments at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center was unforgettable. Despite the weather, it was a packed house with people turned away at the door. Director Carl Cofield and Jaime Lincoln Smith, Bjorn DuPaty, Terrell Donnell Sledge brought to life some of the most daring, honest, fearless black male testaments I've heard in a very long time. And the testaments… Nathan James, Nathan Yungerberg, Idris Goodwin,NSangou Njikam, Eric Holmes, Dennis A. Allen II… you six men shared your hearts, fury, love, humor, hope in such incredible, life-changing ways. I thank you. We all thank you! Wow." ---Keith Josef Adkins








Ferguson protesters hold “die-in”

"A crowd of a couple hundred demonstrators, angry about the fatal August shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer, took to the streets of St. Louis on Sunday, briefly blocking a major intersection in protest."



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/16/michael-brown-protesters-louis_n_6167714.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000047

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2836948/Protesters-stage-peaceful-die-downtown-St-Louis.html

http://www.salon.com/2014/11/17/ferguson_protesters_hold_die_in_in_preparation_for_grand_jury_decision/

Sunday, November 16, 2014

100 Days


On Sunday November 16 at 12:01 p.m. it will be 100 days since Mike Brown was shot and killed by Darren Wilson. One hundred days of no indictment. 100 days of protests.One hundred days of chanting for justice and for our government to do what is morally right instead of tear gas us in the street. We want this day marked for all to hear. We are asking churches across this country to ring their bells at 12:01 p.m. for Mike Brown and all other victims of police violence who came before him. We are asking people to ring bells, blow a whistle, beat pans 100 or scream Mike Brown's name 100 times at 12:01 p.m. in solidarity. Walk out your door and do it. Or gather all our friends and march to a corner and do it there. The point is to mark that day and time at the exact time everyone else is. This is a national effort!!! Pass it on --Elizabeth Vega


Tibetan bell rung 100 times at The Peace Wall

https://vine.co/v/O5IPOdJZYnX


Mike Brown Tribute - "On The Line" by Michael Jackson

"There are a lot of people who are nameless but are standing for freedom and justice. These people are on the front lines day in and day out standing, fighting and putting there lives on the line. I say thank you to you all. We want JUSTICE AND WE WANT IT NOW!!! God bless you all Rev. Jason Keith Coleman."