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NEWS BRIEFS

April 24 is Voter Registration Deadline for May 15 Primary Election

Tuesday, April 24, is voter registration and party choice deadline for May 15 Primary Election ...

Portland Libraries Celebrate National Poetry Month

April poetry events and recommended reading from Multnomah County libraries ...

PCRI Launches the Pathway 1000 Implementation Plan

Pathway 1000 a bold and ambitious 10-year displacement mitigation initiative ...

AG Rosenblum Launches New Resource on Oregon’s New Gun Safety Laws

One-page handout aims to educate Oregonians about the new law ...

Ethos Music Center Honors Portland Attorney Dave Baca with Annual Resonance Award

Founder Charles Lewis to receive first-ever Ethos Visionary Award at the May 2 event ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Will HUD Secretary Ben Carson Enforce the Fair Housing Act?

Julianne Malveaux questions HUD Secretary Ben Carson’s ability to enforce the Fair Housing Act ...

Waiting While Black in Philadelphia Can Get You Arrested

Reggie Shuford on the daily indignities African-Americans face in Philadelphia and around the country ...

Black People Must Vote or Reap the Consequences

Jeffrey Boney on the importance of voting in the Black community ...

Civil Rights Community Doesn’t Need to Look Farr for Racism in Trump Court Nominees

Derrick Johnson, NAACP President and CEO, explains organization's opposition to Trump's nomination of Thomas Farr ...

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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