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DONT SLEEP Presents: The Wake 2018

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The Silver Centre Event Hall

10202 East Washington Street

#Ste 300

Indianapolis, IN 46229

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Inspired by the book: In the Wake: On Blackness and Being by Christina Sharpe, "The Wake" combines Art and Activism in a way never seen in the city, let alone the state:

Featuring original spoken word pieces by:

Manon Voice
Gabrielle Patterson
Januarie York
Chantel Massey
Theon Lee Jones
Devon Ginn
Calvin Campbell
Jaydon Martin
Alexandria Swan Tuesday

Artwork pieces on display from
Cora Magure
Deonna Craig

A theater performance by Earl Townsend performing a monologue dedicated to Philando Castile directed by Megan Simonton

A theater performance by Chandra Lynch performing a monologue dedicated to Sean Bell directed by Megan Simonton

Music from Jared Michael, Allison Victoria, and Megan Simonton

A dance number performed by Toni Moore and Ronald Craig

And much more...


Wake:
(v.) 3. to become cognizant or aware of something; awaken; waken
(n.) 1. a watch or vigil held beside the body of someone who has died, sometimes
accompanied by ritual observances including eating and drinking.
2. the track of waves left by a ship or other object moving through the water

The tracks, the waves that hit us as we move are the elements of anti-blackness. Police brutality, education inequity, food insecurity, Mass incarceration and school to prison pipelines, etc.

The element of a "wake" being a segment of the program discussing police brutality with pieces dedicated to lives taken such as Tamir Rice, Aiyana Stanley Jones, Rekiya Boyd, Walter Scott,...and doing so in a way that humanizes them. Eulogizes them discussing their life and their light as opposed to devaluing them as another body.

Therefore, this event will be comprised of activists, artists, actors, dancers and musicians willing to construct pieces either deconstructing an overall system of anti-blackness, or as an ode to a black life taken by police brutality.

Join us for The Wake

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The Silver Centre Event Hall

10202 East Washington Street

#Ste 300

Indianapolis, IN 46229

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