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Streets to Stage: How Law Enforcement Is Learning From Theatre - Friday...

Sentinel Hotel, 614 SW 11th
614 SW 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205, US (map)



The frequent and ongoing conflicts between police and communities of color have scarred countless families, neighborhoods, and cities across the country, including here in Oregon. However, a Portland theatre company and local law enforcement have collaborated on a unique response to help the Portland community to heal and connect. Through the August Wilson Red Door Project’s continuous productions of The New Black Fest’s Hands Up: 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments, actor and director Kevin Jones and his cast have ignited a conversation on racial justice that resonates deeply with many Portlanders-- including communities of color and the local police department. Join us as Kevin Jones of the August Wilson Red Door Project and Captain Robert Day of the Portland Police Training Division share the stage to discuss this production, its impact on both law enforcement and community, and this amazing partnership that began with a monologue.

This conversation will be moderated by Dmae Roberts, two-time Peabody Award winning radio artist & writer, and co-founder of MediaRites and Theatre Diaspora.