Calling Up Justice is fiscally sponsored by Intersection for the Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which allows us to offer you tax deductions for your contributions. Please make checks payable to Intersection for the Arts, and write “Calling Up Justice” in the memo line. This ensures that you’ll receive an acknowledgement letter for tax purposes, and your donation will be available for our project.
Every 28 Hours Plays podcast was recorded by Calling Up Justice and edited by Gifted Sounds. Reading of Equal Parts by Jake Margolin features verbatim text from Ferguson residents who were helped by Palestinians during the uprising following the extrajudicial killing of Michael Brown by officers of the state. The discussion touches on the Black Lives matter movement, racial and ethnic justice, resisting genocide, the power of theater and how our movements are connected.
WE BEEN HERE! Digital showcase of International Movement of Disabled Hip Hop Artists celebrating 50th anniversary of hip-hop
We Charge Genocide TV hackathons are a virtual, design sprint event for social justice taking place over 1-2 hours. We gather online or in person to do group research and publish the results to the site. Each hackathon is facilitated by a leader and main participants have access to log into the website simultaneously.These sessions can be livestreamed to connect a larger audience. WCGTV hackathons are community building and educational jam sessions where we are hacking the system and hacking our own minds for our collective future.
In 2012 a study found that every 28 hours a black person was extrajudicially killed by vigilante, security guard, or the police in the United States. This statistic was immediately contested and the country is still embroiled with addressing a problem it struggles to acknowledge. Inspired by the conversation we needed to have this project was developed. Currently produced by Claudia Alick and CALLING UP, The Every 28 Hours Plays project was originally developed with The Oregon Shakespeare Festival and The One-Minute Play Festival with over one-hundred artistic collaborators across the country. Collaborators include Tony award-winning artists, activists, family members directly affected by police violence, politicians, cultural organizers, and law enforcement. The project consists of over seventy short plays that reflect the current civil rights movement, and tools to help your community address these issues, grow empathy, and become healthier. We offer the plays on a Pay What You Can model as part of our philosophy of radical generosity.