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NEWS BRIEFS

SEI, Sunshine Division Offer Thanksgiving Meals to Families in Need

Turkeys are being provided to fill 200 Thanksgiving food boxes for SEI families ...

NAACP Portland Monthly Meeting Nov. 18

Monthly general membership meeting takes place on Saturday, 12 - 2 p.m. ...

Multnomah County Animal Services Waives Adoption Fees Nov. 17

Special runs from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday ...

Fitzpatrick Presents 'Pathway 1000' Plan Before City Council

Plan would restore involuntary displacement by building 80 homes per year ...

Sisters Network to Hold Monthly Meeting Nov. 11

Meeting to take place Saturday morning at June Key Delta Center ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Local Author Visits North Portland Library

Renee Watson teaches students and educators about the power of writing ...

Is the FBI’s New Focus on “Black Identity Extremists” the New COINTELPRO?

Rep. Cedric L. Richmond (D-La.) talks about the FBI’s misguided report on “Black Identity Extremism” and negative Facebook ads. ...

ACA Enrollment Surging, Even Though It Ends Dec. 15

NNPA contributing writer Cash Michaels writes about enrollment efforts ...

Blacks Often Pay Higher Fees for Car Purchases than Whites

Charlene Crowell explains why Black consumers often pay higher fees than White consumers, because of “add-on” products. ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

12 Angry Jurors Poster (Courtesy of Voice for Voiceless Theatre)
Voice for Voiceless Theatre

Voice for Voiceless Theatre is in the works of its third production, 12 Angry Jurors. As a 501c(3) non-profit organization, the theater company creates community-based dramatic presentations with a focus on issues of social justice.

For each production it partners with other non-profits that work in the field of social justice, and donates all net proceeds to those organizations.

For 12 Angry Jurors, Voice for Voiceless Theatre has coupled with the statewide organization, Partnership for Safety and Justice, which works with the people most impacted by crime and the criminal justice system, including survivors, convicts and the families of both.

12 Angry Jurors is an adaptation of Reginald Rose’s teleplay, 12 Angry Men. Written by Sherman L Sergel, the story follows a 19-year-old man who has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. It looks like an open-and-shut case — until one of the jurors begins opening the others’ eyes to the facts.

Characters are revealed as the various testimonies are re-examined, while the production delves into the natural biases and preconceptions people have when determining the fate of a minority defendant.

Every perfomance will be followed by a facilitated “talk back session” to further engage the audience and examine their own misconceptions and biases.

12 Angry Jurors will be showcased at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1126 SW Park Avenue, Portland, Oregon. The show runs March 17 through March 19, 2017. For more information, visit their website at www.voiceforvoicelesstheatre.com.

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