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.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

APB: Artists against Police Brutality Submission

From: Artists against Police Brutality A Comic Book Anthology 



We’ve all seen the pictures. A six-year-old Ruby Bridges being escorted by U.S. marshals on her first day at an all-white, New Orleans school in 1960. A police dog attacking a demonstrator in Birmingham. Fire hoses turned on protesters. Martin Luther King Jr. addressing a crowd on the National Mall. These pictures were printed in papers, flashed across television screens, and helped to change the laws of this Nation...but not all of the attitudes.

We’ve all seen the pictures. Michael Brown lying face down in a pool of his own blood for hours. Protesters with their hands up, facing down militarized policemen. We’ve also seen the videos. Eric Garner choked to death. John Crawford III shot down in Walmart for carrying a toy gun. Twelve-year-old Tamir Rice gunned down in broad daylight for the same reason.

This time, the pictures and videos aren’t doing much to change things; if anything, they are a repeated reminder of how worthless black and brown lives are to the justice system. So we need conversations to go along with the pictures, and we’re sending out an APB to artists and writers to help jump start those conversations.

APB: Artists against Police Brutality is a comic book anthology with one primary goal: show pictures and tell stories that get people talking. We are looking for artists across the disciplines to lend their talents and critical eye for this artistic examination of the US justice system and its treatment of communities of color. We are looking for personal stories, biographies, sociopolitical and historical analysis that shed a light on shared experiences across these communities, not just to act as an echo chamber, but to be used to change minds outside of these communities.

APB will be a black and white book that collects these stories. While primarily a comic book project, we will also consider following:  ONE- AND TWO-ROW COMIC STRIPS PIN-UPS AND SPOT ILLUSTRATIONS PROSE STORIES (whatever the genre; up to 1,500 words) and analytical essays (personal, sociopolitical, historical; up to 2,000 words)  The main goal is to encourage people to talk about the persistent problems facing this country in terms of race and the justice system in an accessible and powerful medium.

See SUBMISSION GUIDELINES at http://rosariumpublishing.com/apb.html Deadline Feb 28

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Dance and Ferguson: Resources

"This morning I taught a class on choreographies of protest and ‪#‎blacklivesmatter‬. Students were open, honest, loving, listened to each other. I found it particularly helpful to draw on the story circle format created and practiced by Free Southern Theater, Junebug Productions, and other fierce ensemble theater groups. I want to thank the collective brilliance of my FB friends, who helped me so much with putting together resources, and to share the list that I compiled on dance resources related to Ferguson. It is, of course, partial, and I encourage folks to keeping adding onto it."

Cynthia Ling Lee, Assistant Professor of Dance UNC Greensburo

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7gHlaj9pphSVG9CSks5WnRpcWM/view