Stand proud. Fearlessly. Together.

Dear friends and supporters,

During these first weeks of the Trump presidency I am reminded, more than ever, of the importance of resistance that is grounded in the values I hold most dear. Community. Equity. Love. Human Dignity. Freedom. Justice.

This short video embodies those values:

The video shows scenes from my play about the police killing of a Palestinian teenager interspersed with the reactions of audience members at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, drawing parallels between structures of oppression in Israel and here in the U.S.–and linking the struggles for liberation and equality.

The connections revealed in the video are profound.  The sense of possibility expressed in communal joint struggle is deeply inspiring. This inspiration is reflected in the words that audience members called out after post-play discussions:
“Stand Proud.”
“Fearlessly.”
“Together.”

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Participants in a community residency in Gainesville, FL rehearse for a staged reading of There Is A Field

I hope you will take a moment to watch–and share! I would love to hear your responses if you do!

In solidarity, in struggle, and in community,
Jen Marlowe
Playwright/Producer, There Is A Field
Founder, Donkeysaddle Projects
donkeysaddle@gmail.com

[Donkeysaddle Projects is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Donkeysaddle Projects must be made payable to Fractured Atlas only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.}

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Filed under Asel Asleh, Black Palestinian solidarity, Human Rights, Palestine/Israel

One response to “Stand proud. Fearlessly. Together.

  1. arsepain

    Hi Jen, just checking, did you receive a USD 20, – donation from one Nancy Dobler of Dobbs Ferry, NY? That would be my sister carrying out my instructions as the great sister and buddy she is! Keep it going and growing Jen. Because of you and my own attention to the despicable handling of the Troy Davis  case, I have maintained a regular correspondence with a death row inmate that is now going on 9 years (if my memory is correct.) People with good hearts and the energy to back it up provide a multiplicity of opportunities for others to do something for some deserved soul in distress.Thanks for that -Lorrie

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