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, January 7, 2016

"No Indictment" by Karega Bailey and King Keon (Keon Johnson)

AN URBAN CUSP EXCLUSIVE

"No Indictment" by Karega Bailey and King Keon (Keon Johnson)
One of the best movement songs and videos to come out in a long time. This is a must see and must share!

https://www.facebook.com/urbancusp/videos/1019146791478072/

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MATTER



From Nick Brentley

BAY AREA ARTISTS: Would you like to EXPRESS your opinions about the Black Lives Matter movement using your art? Know of any poets, musicians, dancers or performing artists who have something to "say"? I am co-producing an upcoming show and we are accepting submissions. If you are interested, either send an email to davblackmindsmatter@gmail.com or call 510.763.5180 for more information.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Facing Our Truth


In 2013, The New Black Fest in New York City commissioned six very diverse playwrights to write 10-minute plays on the topic of Trayvon Martin, race and/or privilege. This commission resulted in a collection of one-acts titled Facing our Truth which continue to be presented around the country often around February 5th, Trayvon Martin’s birthday. Facing Our Truth‘s purpose is to spark serious discussion in our collective communities around these urgent issues.

In light of recent tragic events in our own community and the need for an effective response to our County’s challenges around race, bias and privilege, Yvette Jamuna Sirker, Kristen van Ginhoven and Gwendolyn VanSant present a staged reading of these plays. Professional actors will perform alongside community members. A facilitated community conversation will follow. This event is sponsored by Berkshire Theater Group and Mass Humanities. Proceeds from this event support the work of Multicultural BRIDGE.

Saturday, February 6, 2016 @ 7:30p
Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield
111 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Tickets: $15

To purchase tickets, call (413) 997-4444

Visit the website for more information: http://www.multiculturalbridge.org/events/facingourtruthfebruary6th

Monday, January 4, 2016

LET ME LOVE ME — CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS BY FATIMAH ASGHAR

It was the winter of 2014 and I was surprised that America wasn’t on fire. Every week there were more reports of police slayings of black civilians. We watched America’s corrupt justice system protect murderers because they were white and held a badge. America was once again in the middle of a race war that the dominant media wasn’t covering and all my friends were on the frontlines of battle.

Being a person of color in America is a maddening experience. We all deal and interact with white supremacy in different ways, yet share the common threads of living in a society that doesn’t deem our bodies beautiful or worthy and constantly attacks them. We are simultaneously invisible and hyper-visible, devalued unless we are being exotified or fetishized for our foreignness. Historically, our bodies are not, have not been, ours. They have been examined, owned, interpreted, and rewritten by the white patriarchal supremacy that upholds this country. There is very little public dialogue about what our bodies actually mean to us, what they are, what they can do. We learn that our bodies are not sites of self-love and beauty, but as functions for labor, commodity, or objectification.

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If you are a person of color writing about your relationship with your body and exploration of self-love, please submit up to three poems or one piece of prose to HEArt’s special Let Me Love Me issue by January 31, 2016. We seek work that brings voice to the value of body/presence/wholeness in all.

Read More here: http://heartjournalonline.com/letmeloveme/2015/12/6/let-me-love-me-call-for-submissions-by-fatimah-asghar