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Stories from the Frontlines of the Criminal Justice System with Motus Theater’s ‘JustUs’

Stories from the Frontlines of the Criminal Justice System with Motus Theater’s ‘JustUs’ Online

In Motus Theater’s JustUs formerly incarcerated leaders Juaquin Mobley, Astro Allison, Dereck Bell, and Daniel Guillory tell autobiographical stories about the racism and injustice of the criminal justice system with the goal of mobilizing discussion and inspiring action toward true justice.

 

The monologues are woven with healing and powerful musical responses by the gospel choir Spirit of Grace, who regularly tour with Colorado’s most famous experimental rap-rock band, the Flobots.

 

After the performance, Colorado State House Representative Serena Gonzalez-Gutierrez will join the Q&A to discuss and answer questions about Colorado's first-in-the-nation law enforcement reform bill that challenges qualified immunity, which she co-sponsored. Bill 217, the Enhance Law Enforcement Integrity Act, includes provisions such as banning chokeholds, overhauling the use of force, and significantly expanding the use of body cameras.

 

Presented by Motus Theater - creators of UndocuAmerica, Women of Resolution, Rocks Karma Arrows, and the Shoebox Stories Podcast. And generously sponsored by the Boulder Library Foundation.


* The JustUs autobiographical stories were created in a 17-week collaborative process between Motus Theater’s Artistic Director, Kirsten Wilson, and Astro Allison, Dereck Bell, Cierra Brock, Brian Lynch, Daniel Guillory, Juaquin Mobley, and Brandon Wainright.

 

 

Date:
Thursday, Oct 15 2020
Time:
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Time Zone:
Mountain Time - US & Canada (change)
Audience:
  Adult  
Categories:
  One Book One Boulder     Performances & Presentations  
Online:
This is an online event. Event URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bsR5UujnT9aIZtF8p9hUTA

* The JustUs autobiographical stories were created in a 17-week collaborative process between Motus Theater’s Artistic Director, Kirsten Wilson, and Astro Allison, Dereck Bell, Cierra Brock, Brian Lynch, Daniel Guillory, Juaquin Mobley, and Brandon Wainright. JustUs premiered at the 2019 National Association of Community and Restorative Justice Conference in Denver, in front of 1,600 people.

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Boulder Public Library and the Boulder Library Foundation are proud to announce the launch of One Book One Boulder: Read, Engage, Grow. This new program aims to bring Boulder together through the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book. One Book One Boulder 2020 programs offer support for community members in learning, reflecting and engaging on the important topic of racial equity in the City of Boulder and beyond.

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