The Every 28 Hours Plays

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. In 2014 Claudia Alick organized the Ferguson Moment and then developed this national program. Currently produced by Claudia Alick and CALLING UP JUSTICE, The Every 28 Hours Plays project is our racial justice theater project. It 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. We also produce actions around specific moments of racial violence locally and internationally. Visit The Every 28 Hours Plays website to find out thousands of lives touched in collaboration with arts organizations, colleges and universities, and businesses on the topic of state violence and racism. Explore more on specific actions below.

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