I'm directing a theater skit with Long Beach residents that will be performed at LB People's State of the City 2018. It's an incredibly inspiring event put on by community organizers addressing current issues such as environmental justice, housing displacement, immigration, education, hotel workers' rights, and so much more!!! As quoted by Audre Lorde, "There is no thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives." I've been involved in this event for the past several years as an artist/speaker, though it brings me joy to see others get on stage for their first time to tell their stories. Every year, at least 500 people show up ready to be heard and take action. This year's theme is around "Denial," which is what I'll be shaping this script around.
If you're interested in attending this free event, you can check out the facebook event page here!