Justice Dance Performance Project
Moving for Change Since 1989.
I have been thinking a lot about freedom recently as we have watched relentless and dangerous efforts to chip away at the freedoms in our country.
As thinking, feeling, creative beings, we all have the human right to be free. The gift of democracy is to ensure the right for all of us to choose how to create our lives in the most positive and constructive ways possible.
However, this mission of democracy feels as though it’s drifting out of reach, most particularly for people of color and women. Action by courts and legislatures is curtailing freedom of choice and self-determination. Equally challenging is the threat to nature and our planet itself. How can we alter this course?
I believe that underneath this dark wave a current of positivity exists and is beginning to surface. People are resisting and calling for action in our neighborhoods, in our country, and in the world to reclaim our rights, rebuild community, and save the earth.
All of us have a choice to speak up and speak out. At JDPP, the arts are our throughline to do so, and we continue to vigorously support art-making that speaks not only to social justice in its broadest sense, but to the growth and healing of each individual to become expressive, open and constructive doers and makers.
This fall, JDPP will offer performances that spread awareness of gender, diversity, and the environment. We encourage you to join us and to think about how you can participate in a positive momentum forward. How can you best utilize and protect your power to choose?
On November 8, there is one critical way to exercise this power. That is to vote. On that day, we all have an opportunity to make a difference that could well determine the future of this country.
As we move into the fall season of transformation, let’s transform the landscape of our country and imbue it with new hope and possibility with freedom and justice for all. The choice is ours.
Coming Up This Fall:
And watch for a new Response and a Call virtual performance in November curated by Mellissa Craig and don’t forget—ELECTION DAY on November 8!
Wishing you the best,
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