Performer at the Hammer's 2018 Say Her Name program
Music & Performance
Part of the series Her Dream Deferred

#SayHerName: The Lives that Should Have Been

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A staged reading performance, Say Her Name: The Lives That Should've Been imagines the lives that mothers, daughters, and sisters may have led had some lives not been cut short by violence. Performers celebrate the beauty, complexity, and everyday normalcy of the victims’ lives. Based on interviews with family and friends of the victims of racist violence, this performance bears witness to and demands justice for black women and girls.

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