How to Resist: Then and Now Cinema and Politics
Old Greenbelt Theater: 129 Centerway, Greenbelt, MD 20770
Monday, September 25th, 2017 at 8:00PM
Join activists from Indivisible and local film scholars at the Old Greenbelt Theater for an evening of film and discussion. This first of six collaborations focuses on the idea of cinema and politics, specifically in minority communities. A variety of films, both old and new, will be shown to highlight the depth of these issues and ignite conversation.
Do Good Dialogue: Hands Up, Don’t Shoot!
Nyumburu Cultural Center, UMD
Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 at 7:00PM
In this Do Good Dialogue, join performer Keith Wallace and members of the Nyumburu Center’s Black Male Initiative for a conversation about what it’s like to be black in America, coping with trauma and how to instill hope in young people living with unimaginable challenges.
The Bitter Game
Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 and Thursday, September 28th, 2017 at 8:00PM
When Jamel’s mother discovers her young son playing with a toy gun, she knows it’s time to explain the rules of the game to him – the rules of surviving as a Black man in America. In this explosive solo performance combining verse, prose and "sh**-talkin’,” Keith A. Wallace draws on his own youth in Philadelphia to examine the effects of racism, the question of excessive force used by police, and the value of Black lives in this country.
The Bitter Game Post-Performance Discussion: Know Your Rights!
Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 at 9:15PM
In this interactive workshop, lawyer and UMD alumnus Gregory Yancey seeks to answer these questions and increase the chances that we come out of any police interactions with our physical and emotional health intact, and that our rights were respected along the way.
The Bitter Game Post-Performance Discussion: Baltimore and Beyond
Thursday, September 28th, 2017 at 9:15PM
Following a performance of Keith A. Wallace's The Bitter Game, Baltimore activists Dayvon Love, Brandi Francis, and David Fakunle have a round table discussion moderated by Khalid Long, designed to put the community at the center of the movement for change.