Produced by Progressive Pupil’s Executive Director Robin J. Hayes, the 9 Grams play follows a Hollywood screenwriter (Maisha Yearwood) who is placed in solitary confinenent in a Turkish prison because of where she’s from and how she loves. The play is part of a transmedia project that aims to illuminate Black women and the LGBTQ community are impacted by mass incarceration. The next staged reading of the play is part of the ProudAF Theater Festival in New York City. July 16, 2016. Tickets available at thetanknyc.org.
All posts for the month June, 2016
Posted by Progressive Pupil on June 27, 2016
Off to Haiti! Black and Cuba will be screening at the annual Caribbean Studies Association conference. I’ll be answering questions and hearing feedback afterwards. It is my first trip to Haiti and I’ve already learned so much in preparation.
Did you know:
- Haiti has a lower homicide rate than the Dominican Republic and Jamaica?
- Vodun which we call “Voodoo” accepts followers of all genders and sexual orientations?
- The first place Columbus landed in Haiti in 1492 was renamed Limonade ?
Being a Black revolutionary often requires making lemons into Limonade. I’ll be sharing more of my journey during the next two weeks on The Progress and Instagram @robinjhayes.
Posted by Progressive Pupil on June 4, 2016