For our MCMT Stream Jam 4, which took place on Twitch November 19th, I wanted to accomplish two things with my own performance: 1) do an all-Push, one-take performance (which required a lot of learning, practice, and planning), and 2) make another call (somehow) to bring light back on the discussion about unnecessary police brutality against black bodies in our country.
In the wake of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter ethos and movement, and with the November election largely in the past, I still believe we have a lot of work to do in our nation to address systemic problems on a lot of levels regarding racism and unfair treatment, disproportionately stacking the odds against persons of color. For me it has been illuminating (to an embarrassing degree) to see how little I have engaged in these issues, but I am slowly beginning to recognize where and how I can be an ally. Please, educate yourself along with me. These texts have been helpful:
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
Next read: Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson