Theatrical Interrogations: Cops in the Spotlight

with Taiwo Afolabi, Omari Newton, Makambe K. Simamba
  Subtitles available in English

This conversation about the colonial legacy of policing on Turtle Island brings together theatre makers to respond to the challenges of police, prisons and surveillance. What do abolition movements mean for theatre makers and audiences? What role can theatre play in shaping societal relationships to police, prisons, and surveillance culture – in terms of education, healing, change?

Panelists Omari Newton (Black and Blue Matters, Sal Capone), Makambe K. Simamba (Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers) and Taiwo Afolabi (applied theatre practitioner and Assistant Professor at the University of Regina) will engage with the notion of abolition movements, and how we can use these principles to guide our art and our way of life to envision a world with true safety, security and justice. 

PANELISTS: Taiwo Afolabi, Omari Newton, Makambe K. Simamba 
MODERATOR: Mpoe Mogale

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