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Kiyoko McCrae

Kiyoko McCrae is a cultural organizer, theater director and musician. She is Managing Director of Junebug Productions, a New Orleans theater company dedicated to producing and presenting theater that supports African Americans in the Black South. She is also a member of Voices Organized in Creative Dissent (VOIC'D), a collective that produces theater exploring the intersection of education and racism. She has worked with El Puente, a Latino community-based organization in Brooklyn, NY and United for Peace and Justice, the nation's largest anti-war coalition. Kiyoko received her BFA from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts where she studied community-based theater with Jan Cohen Cruz.

Lockdown
Essay

Lockdown

Stories of Race and Education in New Orleans

15 January 2013

In the wake of racial discrimination in New Orleans' education system, Lockdown was created to give a voice to the kids in the back of the class.