Looking for Liberty in Liberty City: The Lessons of the Civil Rights/Black Power Movements & How We Pick Up Where We Left Off
Dear (first name):
Join us at New York Theatre Workshop's 4th Street Theatre, Monday, July 27th at 7pm for an evening of performance and a panel discussion to discuss the state of America's battle with race and strategies for healing.
Liberty City: The Play 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. Co-written by Jessica Blank & April Yvette Thompson, performed by April & directed by Jessica, Liberty City is a tour de force piece of solo political theatre.
The Panel Discussion 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.
Hope to see you there.
Love, Light & Power,
Looking for Liberty Team: Mia Anderson, Jessica Blank, Andrea Ciannavei, Chelsea Gregory & April Yvette Thompson
Click here to RSVP. There is very limited seating, so RSVP quickly!Panelists 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.
Actor/Writer/Activist, Mia Anderson
Actor/Writer/Producer, Jessica Blank (Exonerated)
Actor/Writer/Activist Chelsea Gregory
Actor/Writer/Producer April Yvette Thompson
Click Here for Details and to See Clips from Liberty City