Art, Cultural Resistance & Transformation
Reimagine! Movements Making Media is pleased to co-sponsor a Table Reading of a new play by Reimagine! Correspondent Kelly Curry.
The play explores the complexities of a prominent Oakland family dealing with the impacts of houselessness and police brutality,
Somethin’ Ain’t Right
6:00 pm, Thursday, January 30th
Ed Roberts Campus
3075 Adeline St, Berkeley
Public discussion to follow the reading
Reimagine! is pleased to cosponsor a celebration of 30 years of Freedom Voices Publications and the release of Mujeres Magicás: Domestic Workers Right to Write by Las Malcriadas. We are celebrating with doubleheader SF / East Bay release events co-sponsored with Freedom Voices and Mujeres Unidas y Activas.
Creative Expressions, a Catalyst for Social Change
Editor's Note: Early morning on New Year’s Day 2009, 22-year-old Oscar Grant III was shot and killed in Oakland, California by a Bay Area Rapid Transit agency police officer. Grant was unarmed. His face—pressed down against the cement. Onlookers video-phoned the horrific spectacle as his life was taken from him.
By Christine Joy Ferrer
Several hours later, Laron Blankenship, a friend of the deceased, locked himself in a sound studio. He flashed back to the words Grant had spoken to him one day, “No matter what happens, even if I was to die, don’t quit doing this music thing.” His hands trembling, crying and near broken down, Blankenship produced a compelling rap anthem dedicated to Grant, “Never be Forgotten.” He sings, “I know for a fact your soul is still alive and you will never be forgotten.”