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.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

"Koolhaas may think we're past the time of manifestos, but that's no reason to play dumb"

From De Zeen Magazine--Mimi Zeiger Opinion: why have architects and designers been so quiet about America's recent clashes over race and police violence? asks Mimi Zeiger.

My father, a UC Berkeley grad who was arrested in the Free Speech Movement protests of the 1960s, pushed back his chair and went to the window. Later, he would report he counted some 30 white vans each holding six to eight officers in riot gear. (The San Francisco Chronicle the next day reported 150 protesters, but not the number of officers.) My Bronx-raised mother unlocked the door and walked out to take photos with her phone.

And I sat frozen over our uncleared plates. Dumb. Furious at the overabundant force and shaken by a mirror held to my own privilege and comfort. My everyday is not framed by an intimidating relationship with the police and security structures.

Artists responded immediately with works and actions In the days that followed, I struggled to decipher what all these events meant for architects and urban designers. Artists responded immediately with works and actions. Damon Davis' striking black and white posters went up along West Florissant Avenue, wheat-pasted across plywood-boarded storefronts — the liquor stores and laundromats that took the brunt of rioting. Depicting the "hands up" gesture made by Brown before he was shot, they quickly become a unifying graphic and sign of resilience.

In New York City, Willing Participant, a participatory art group that "whips up urgent poetic responses to crazy shit that happens", organised an action called "disarm". According to three of the group's ringleaders, Niegel Smith, Ben Weber, and Todd Shalom, the action directly engages the police in conversation in the hopes of making visible the humanity of both the police and citizens. Pairs of participants were encouraged to approach police officers around Times Square and start a conversation with the question: "Where can I go to find some peace and quiet around here?"

Read More here ... http://www.dezeen.com/2014/12/12/mimi-zeiger-opinion-urban-unrest-police-violence-race-architecture-urbanism-ferguson/

#WhatDigitalHumanitiesLookLike: "You Can't Win" (for #TrayvonMartin)


Students in the "Michael Jackson and the Black Performance Archive" re-create the last moments of Trayvon Martin's Life to the backdrop of Michael Jackson's "You Can't Win" (from The Wiz, 1978)


Friday, December 12, 2014

This Is Not Justice

From Shasti O'Leary Soudant "This file can be printed at any size and is free to anyone who wants it, no attribution necessary"




"Our Lives Matter" by Say Word Designs

From Khalilah L. Brown-Dean


"I'm honored to announce the launch of "Our Lives Matter" by Say Word Designs. The design honors the lives of Black girls and women killed by law enforcement. http://bit.ly/1wn8EIB PLEASE BUY and help spread the word. It's easy to choose your size, shirt color, fit (tailored for men and women), and sleeve length (short or long). It's the perfect gift for the men AND women in your life who care about justice. Inbox me if you're local and want to guarantee delivery in time for the holidays. The campaign ends on Tuesday, December 16th so PLEASE order NOW!  http://bit.ly/1wn8EIB"


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Behind Titus Kaphar’s Ferguson Protesters Painting


To capture the impact of the Ferguson protests, Kaphar created a 4-ft by 5-ft oil painting he titled, “Yet Another Fight for Remembrance.” Kaphar, who lives and works in New Haven, Conn., and New York, mixes the work of Classic and Renaissance painters. Time magazine captures his process http://time.com/time-person-of-the-year-ferguson-painting/



Find out more about the artist here... http://tituskaphar.com/ 

We Must Breathe

Be Free by J Cole

Tribute song to Mike Brown performed on David Letterman Show by J Cole

   

Be Free
by J Cole

And I'm in denial
And it don't take no x-ray to see right through my smile
I know, I'd be on the go
And it ain't no drink out there that can numb my soul
No, no

All we want to do is take the chains off
All we want to do is break the chains off
All we want to do is be free
All we want to do is be free
All we want to do is take the chains off
All we want to do is break the chains off
All we want to do is be free
All we want to do is be free

Can you tell me why every time I step outside
I see my niggas die,
Ooh, I'm letting you know
That it ain't no gun they make that can kill my soul
Oh, no

All we want to do is take the chains off
All we want to do is take the chains off
All we want to do is be free
All we want to do is be free
All we want to do is take the chains off
All we want to do is break the chains off
All we want to do is be free
All we want to do is be free

Are we all alone fighting on our own
Please give me a chance
I don't wanna dance
Something's got me down
I will stand my ground,
Don't just stand around
Don't just stand around

All we want to do is take these chains off
All we want to do is break the chains off
All we want to do is be free
All we want to do is be free
All we want to do is take these chains off
All we want to do is break the chains off
All we want to do is be free
All we want to do is be free

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

"I Can't Breathe" CaTrina Brooks

Published on Dec 9, 2014
CaTrina Brooks joined as apart of the #PeacefulProtest on social media for the #ICantBreatheChallenge by Darlene McCoy.

Catrina arranged the harmonies to the song written by the Peace Poets and this video has become a viral sensation. Catrina plans to continue taking a stand for Eric Garner and challenging others to take a stand on social media for injustice.


Follow Catrina on Social Media: Twitter: @CaTrinaDorian Facebook: facebook.com/CaTrinaBrooksMusic Instagram: @TrinaTrinaTrinaaa Booking:Catrina.Brooks@ gmail.com

Sunday, December 7, 2014

YOU CAN'T DIE HERE

From Paul Notice

YOU CAN'T DIE HERE - SEASON 1, EPISODE 1
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