Hutchins Center: "Dying While Black & Brown" | A Dance Performance & Discussion


Friday, March 6, 2015, 6:00pm


Wasserstein - 2019 Milstein West, Harvard Law School, 1585 Mass. Ave, Cambridge, MA.

Dance Performance and Discussion

 Dying While Black & Brown

 A dance performance first commissioned by the San Francisco Equal Justice Society, Dying While Black & Brown focuses on capital punishment and the disproportionate numbers of incarcerated people of color. The piece was created by Zaccho Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director, Joanna Haigood, in collaboration with renowned jazz composer Marcus Shelby. It was created in response to the Equal Justice Society’s campaign to restore 14th Amendment protections for victims of discrimination including those on death row.

 Performed by the Zaccho Dance Theatre from San Francisco, CA

Choreography and Direction by Jonna Haigood

Music by Marcus Shelby

 Post-performance discussion including Diann Rust-Tierney, Executive Director of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.

 Co-sponsored with the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice, HLS Criminal Justice Institute, HLS Criminal Justice Program of Study, Research and Advocacy, HLS Capital Punishment Clinic, Prison Studies Project, Phillips Brooks House Association Prison Education Program, and the Harvard Organizations for Prison Education and Reform.

 2019 Milstein West, Wassertein Hall, Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

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