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“Let Us Be Dissatisfied Until…”: ACLU Colorado Leaders read JustUs monologues in honor of Dr. MLK Jr. Day

January 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Motus Theater and Colorado ACLU present a special performance in which Deborah Richardson, Executive Director of Colorado ACLU, and Velveta Golightly-Howell, member of the Colorado ACLU Board of Directors, will stand with Juaquin Mobley and Brandon Wainright, from Motus Theater’s JustUs project, and read aloud their stories of dehumanization and injustice experienced at the hands of the criminal legal system. Monologues will be woven with healing and inspiring musical responses by acclaimed singer & songwriter Carlos Heredia who is premiering a new song in honor of the JustUs monologues. The reading will be followed by a discussion on the racism and violence within the criminal legal system in light of Dr. King Jr.’s civil rights legacy.

Performance sponsored by Colorado ACLU, Sister-to-Sister: International Network of Prof. African American Women, City of Boulder Office of Arts and Culture, and City of Boulder Human Relations Commission.

VIRTUAL and LIVE at the Grace Gamm Theater, Dairy Arts Center.
Free, family-friendly event (middle school age and up).

The JustUs project was developed by Motus Theater in 2019 and premiered as a keynote at the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice Conference in front of 1,600 stakeholders. Since then, the JustUs monologues have been featured in several national and global conferences and have been read and embraced by religious, social justice, civic and law enforcement leaders across the state including CO Representative Leslie Herod, and executive director of CO Department of Corrections, Dean Williams. The powerful monologues explore themes such as racial profiling, inequality in the bond/bail system, human rights abuses in prisons, criminalizing substance abusers, and the systemic racism and poverty that pushes people into illicit economies. For more information about the JustUs project visit motustheater.org/justus.

Performance presented by Motus Theater – creators of UndocuAmerica, JustUs, Women of Resolution, Rocks Karma Arrows, and the Shoebox Stories Podcast. More information at motustheater.org.

The JustUs project is funded by Arts in Society, Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and Rose Community Foundation.

“Let us be dissatisfied until America will no longer have high blood pressure of creeds and an anemia of deeds. Let us be dissatisfied until the tragic walls that separate the outer city of wealth and comfort from the inner city of poverty and despair shall be crushed by the battering rams of the fires of justice. Let us be dissatisfied until they who live on the outskirts of Hope are brought into the metropolis of daily security. Let us be dissatisfied until slums are cast into the junk heap of history and every family will live in a decent, sanitary home. Let us be dissatisfied until the dark yesterdays of segregated schools will be transformed into the bright tomorrows of quality integrated education.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Details

Date:
January 17
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Categories:
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https://www.motustheater.org/events

Organizer

Motus Theater
Phone:
720 432 2004
Email:
info@motustheater.org
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Venue

Dairy Arts Center
2590 Walnut Street
Boulder, CO 80302
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Phone:
3034447328
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