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Every 28 Hours: A #BlackLivesMatter Event

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Every 28 Hours brings together UIowa Students, Departments, and Community Organizations to collaborate on performances of plays inspired by Black Lives Matter, followed by facilitated community conversations about this Civil Rights moment in America.

Darwin Turner Action Theatre will present a staged reading of Every 28 Hours and other selected original works by UIowa students on October 22, 2016 at 7:30pm, Theatre B.

The performance is free and open to the public. The event will be followed by discussions led by a panel of scholars, local activists, and artists.

Co-created by the One-Minute Play Festival and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Every 28 Hours is a national partnership focused on the widely shared and contested statistic that a black person is killed every 28 hours by a vigilante, security guard, or the police in the United States. Every 28 Hours consists of 75 one-minute plays inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, with participation from artists across the nation.

Lead Producer: Tlaloc Rivas, Assistant Professor of Theatre, The University of Iowa

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