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


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

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Mellisa Ulto

We're so happy to have Melissa Ulto on the Every 28 Hours team! She's given us great advice on how to spread the word about this project and she did an amazing job revamping this site. This funny brilliant marketer who works for social justice is a great collaborator and works very fast.


MULTO.com, founded by Melissa Ulto in 2003, is a digital marketing agency specializes in digital signage installations, video wall design – both tech and content, video marketing content production, interactive installations and web to IoT design. We also create award winning websites and apps for a variety of fashion and media clients.

We appreciate the uniqueness of each client’s specific technical and marketing needs, and work diligently to exceed expectations. When the project generates the right interest, our job was well done.


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Looking for Liberty: The Lessons of the Civil Rights/Black Power Movements & How We Pick Up Where We Left Off

Looking for Liberty: The Lessons of the Civil Rights/Black Power Movements & How We Pick Up Where We Left Off Before there was Ferguson, there was Liberty City. Join us for an evening of performance and dialogue around America's battle with race, and strategies for healing.

THERE IS VERY LIMITED SEATING, PLEASE RSVP: http://madmimi.com/signups/129094/join
July 27 2015
New York Theater Workshop

The evening will begin with a performance of Liberty City inspired by April’s childhood in 1970s Miami and her family’s journey through the end of the Black Power movement culminating in Miami's 1981 Race Riots.

The panel will be moderated by Dr. Farah Jasmine Griffin, professor of English and comparative literature and African American Studies at Columbia University, where she has served as director of the Institute for Research in African American studies.

In addition to editing several collections of letters and essays she is the author of Who Set You Flowin’: The African American Migration Narrative (Oxford, 1995), If You Can’t Be Free, Be a Mystery: In Search of Billie Holiday (Free Press, 2001) and Clawing At the Limits of Cool: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and the Greatest Jazz Collaboration Ever(Thomas Dunne, 2008). She is also the editor of Beloved Sisters and Loving Friends: Letters from Addie Brown and Rebecca Primus (Knopf, 1999) co-editor, with Cheryl Fish, of Stranger in the Village: Two Centuries of African American Travel Writing (Beacon, 1998) and co-editor with Brent Edwards and Robert O’Meally of Uptown Conversations: The New Jazz Studies(Columbia University Press, 2004). Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Harper’s Bazaar, Callaloo, and African American Review, and she is also a frequent commentator on WNPR’s News & Notes.

Farah received her B.A. from Harvard (1985) and Ph.D.from Yale (1992). Professor Griffin’s major fields of interest are American and African American literature, music, history and politics. The recipient of numerous honors and awards for her teaching and scholarship, in 2006-2007 Professor Griffin was a fellow at the New York Public Library Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.

The panel consists of artists who use their creative content in political ways. Whether, it's by writing political plays, teaching workshops on civil rights organizing, leveling the playing field by developing interactive curriculum on white priviledge and how white and black activists can organize effectively to take on structural racism.

Panelists include: Actor/Writer/Activist, Mia Anderson
Actor/Writer/Producer, Jessica Blank (Exonerated)
Actor/Writer/Activist Chelsea Gregory
Actor/Writer/Producer April Yvette Thompson

LookingforLiberty Team: Looking for Liberty Team: Mia Anderson, Jessica Blank, Andrea Ciannavei, Chelsea Gregory & April Yvette Thompson

Read more here: https://www.aprilyvettethompson.com/looking-for-liberty-a-performance--panel-discussion.html

Why #SayHerName Matters If #BlackLivesMatter

The Black Lives Matter Movement is a necessary campaign critiquing disenfranchisement, confronting racialized oppression and inspiring rethinking in modern times regarding the interpersonal and institutional injustice of white supremacy that informs everyday American life. This is why it comes with great regret that I must acknowledge what seems to be a recurring deficit in this conversation that involves the particular prejudice and indignities Blacks endure. It isn’t a lack of temerity, nor a lack of sincerity – it’s the general marginalization of women-specific tragedies from the #BlackLivesMatter canon of hyper-keen righteous indignation. It’s a pitiful yet predictable evasion for some to devalue the significance of #BlackLivesMatter by appealing to #AllLivesMatter and like misappropriating sentiments. As if that active disregard and erasure of racial disparity highlighted in this Movement’s key slogan weren’t enough, there appears to be a substantial imbalance within this social justice narrative itself. A chief insult that accentuates this tendency to render invisible the travail and voices of women can be found in the general ease with which many forget or ignore the framework for this entire movement was initiated by women.---Sincere Kirabo

Read more at: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/notesfromanapostate/2015/07/why-sayhername-matters-if-blacklivesmatter/#sthash.pXJa8lT6.BRlpnjT4.dpuf