Streaming Theater: WE’RE NOT FREE UNTIL WE’RE ALL FREE (Skylight)

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by Lamont Williams on June 19, 2022

in Theater-Los Angeles,Virtual

Juneteenth Commemorates Freedom with
2nd Annual Celebration – Uplifting Voices of Marginalized Communities

We’re Not Free Until We’re All Free is a series of panels in celebration of Juneteenth to honor and uplift the voices of marginalized communities, recognizing that we all must be liberated in the fight for freedom. Created by Tyree Marshall and Celia Mandela Rivera in 2021, these panels serve as conversations amongst those voices by providing them space to speak on their experiences, needs, and hopes for the future.

“Freedom has never been inevitable for intersectionality or for many cultures in our country,” believes producer Tyree Marshall. “It’s imperative that we continue to have conversations around freedom, and that we listen when other cultures speak about their experiences of their existence. We will never be able to tell their truth unless we listen. I hope that when people tune into these conversations they reflect on their own lives and what role they play in the systems of oppression for other cultures and identities.”

Juneteenth is the longest running African-American holiday, celebrating freedom of enslaved people at the end of the Civil War in the United States. Although the Emancipation Proclamation became effective in 1863, it was not immediately enforceable in areas still under Confederate control. Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865, announcing that over 250,000 enslaved Black Americans were freed in the state. Juneteenth became a federal holiday in 2021.

Skylight Theatre Company is proud to present the 2nd annual celebration of Juneteenth. This year, events will include a panel series:

On Surviving: June 21, 2022:

Approximately 1 in 4 women and nearly 1 in 10 men have experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime and reported some form of IPV-related impact. 47% of Transgender people are sexually assaulted at some point in their lifetime. A panel of survivors and activists of Intimate Partner Violence to speak on awareness and resources to start the journey to healing.

Beyond The Binary: June 28, 2022:

An In-depth conversation on what freedom means to those who have liberated themselves from the Gender Binary. How do we as a country change the scope of what we think of gender? With Special Guest Roger Q. Mason, we’ll dive deeper on topics such as advocacy, intersectionality, and a little state called Texas.

Storytelling Is Medicine: Pathways to Healing Indigenous Peoples’ Transgenerational Trauma: July 5, 2022:

A panel of indigenous artists speak on what it takes to heal trauma from the history of colonization. Tune in on our conversation when we’ll discuss the stories being told about indigenous people, and why who tells those stories is essential to knowing the truth.

We’re Not Free Until We’re All Free
in celebration of Juneteenth
approximately 60 minutes (including Q&A)
streaming FREE June 21, June 28, July 5, 2022 at 7; reservations at Skylight
viewable “on demand” for up to one week after the event

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