Join the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute for a conversation about Boston’s complicated history with violence, and help us envision a more just city centering the support of homicide victims.
Inspired by Company One Theatre’s production of Black Super Hero Magic Mama, this hybrid event will feature an in-person session on Peace Play, a healing technique for individuals, families, and communities, as well as a co-hosted virtual space as we gather to celebrate art for social change and collective healing.
>> About Branch Out With C1
A series of gatherings spread across the Boston Public Library’s branches, connecting the themes of Company One Theatre's production of the play Black Super Hero Magic Mama to our city’s local communities through interactive experiences in partnership with organizations throughout Boston, paired with a sneak peek of the play!
>> About The Louis D. Brown Peace Institute
Based in Dorchester, The Louis D. Brown Peace Institute was founded in the legacy of Louis D. Brown, who was caught in a fatal crossfire shootout near his home in Dorchester, Massachusetts in December of 1993 at the age of 15. The Peace Institute assists and empowers families impacted by violence by providing support to survivors of homicide victims. Through education, collaboration, and policy advocacy, the Peace Institute works to raise awareness of the cause and consequences of violence on the individual, the family, and the community.
>> About The Theater Offensive's Radical Futures Workshop Series
The Theater Offensive’s mission is to present liberating art by, for, and about queer and trans people of color that transcends artistic boundaries, celebrates cultural abundance, and dismantles oppression. Radical Futures Workshop Series was born out of the crisis of the current moment. In the wake of the white supremacist shootings in Atlanta, continued police brutality in Black and Brown communities, as well as looming climate catastrophe, this workshop series is inspired by the following questions: How do we form strong, autonomous communities? What do we envision strong, autonomous communities looking like? How do we keep police out of them? How do we develop faith in a better future? What skills do we need to build a more radical future? Through the Radical Futures workshop series we strive to build stronger communities– to not only survive as Queer and Trans People of Color but also to change our circumstances. While born from a moment of crisis, this program is sustained by faith in each other, and a belief that change starts on our block.