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New Orleans, Louisiana
Monday 5 October 2020

Black and Blue 2020: Art / Activism / Transformation

Artists, activists, and the New Orleans Police Monitor reflect on the life of Yvonne Bechet and using stories to build social movements

Monday 5 October 2020

The Yvonne Bechet Theatre Project presented a panel discussing issues raised in the play Black and Blue livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 5 October at 12 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 2 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 3 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

Join artists, activists and the New Orleans Police Monitor to reflect and brainstorm together how best to transform policing in our society. The play Black and Blue about the life of Yvonne Bechet, who served as one of New Orleans’ first Black female police officers from 1968-90, will be used as a focal point to build on this prescient social movement of our time.

Moderated by Stephanie McKee: dancer, educator, organizer (artistic director, Junebug Productions); with Susan Hutson: attorney, administrator, advocate (New Orleans Independent Police Monitor); Brandon “BMike” Odums: artist, activist, mentor (Studio Be); Jordan Flaherty: journalist, producer, author; and other guests.

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Ignorance is as detrimental to our existence as racism...

This discussion or conversation always hurts my heart and soul...especially to hear someone say or write "I don't know or I didn't know anything about the Black experience". How could anyone breathing with the ability to see and/or hear not know...?

As a mother of a 22 yr. old son, & 17 yr. old twin daughters I give [the talk] to daily & [try to lessen the pain of racism], they asked "Mom are we in the [last days] written in Revelations?" Explained, in the 19th Century Dr. Rev. MLK, Jr. move us forward, [21st Century our children shall not be moved]. Quoting my daughter Kaira Jordyn "You Matter, WE Matter" and as we continue to protest and fight for justice and equality in the Black experience "Black Lives Matter"...

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