Project Unspeakable at UMASS Boston

Civic Boston • 25 April 2018
Event date 26 Apr '18 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Event location UMass Boston • 100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, 02125, MA, United States
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There comes a time when silence is betrayal.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Join us for a reading of the play “Project Unspeakable” by community and academic leaders, followed by a discussion and reception celebrating the Center for African, Caribbean and Community Development (UMass Boston)

The University of Massachusetts Boston’s Center for African, Caribbean and Community Development is presenting a major reading of the Documentary Script of Project Unspeakable in Boston on April 26, 2018. Please join students, faculty and administration for the reading, discussion and reception. Community artists, activists, and leaders are assisting with the reading. If you know you’d like to attend, please let us know (projectunspeakable@gmail.com).

PROJECT UNSPEAKABLE
Thursday, April 26, 2018
4:00 - 7:00 pm

University of Massachusetts Boston University Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 2310

(Free shuttles from JFK/UMass MBTA station and UMass Bayside Parking Lot)

Composed largely of quotes from historical figures, this dramatic public reading of Project Unspeakable raises questions about the role of the national security apparatus and their corporate allies in the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy. It is a riveting report on the lives and murders of these four iconic leaders within a five-year period from 1963 to 1968. 

The script includes excerpts from the speeches and writings of the four slain leaders, witness testimony which has been covered �up or explained away, ignored evidence, testimonials from trusted sources, and quotes revealing the political and spiritual elements that helped shape these leaders’ beliefs and actions.

These four assassinations changed the course of American history in ways that still impact us today. At Project Unspeakable, we are “liberating the truth through live
theater.”

We are bringing together university students and faculty, people from local activist and social service organizations, artists, media contributors, and other community members to
present this reading. And we hope you’ll be a part of it as well, by joining us for this free performance and discussion. We’ll be sending more details in subsequent posts, but feel free to contact us with any questions, tell us if you’d like to attend, and please help us spread the word!

It is the responsibility of citizens to make sure that small groups of people, exercising extreme power, remain visible and operate openly within the framework of “the rule of law.” Without a real understanding of our shared history, we cannot exercise the effective citizen oversight required for any real experiment in democracy to succeed. 

The movements for peace, racial and economic justice were re-shaping America in the 1960s, when these four leaders were cut down. Project Unspeakable helps us to pick up the threads of those movements and weave them into our present moment, to strengthen our work for a livable world today. See you there!

www.projectunspeakable.com

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1 year agoAdd to Calender 2018-04-26 20:00:00 2018-04-26 20:00:00 Project Unspeakable at UMASS Boston There comes a time when silence is betrayal.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Join us for a reading of the play “Project Unspeakable” by community and academic leaders, followed by a discussion and reception celebrating the Center for African, Caribbean and Community Development (UMass Boston) The University of Massachusetts Boston’s Center for African, Caribbean and Community Development is presenting a major reading of the Documentary Script of Project Unspeakable in Boston on April 26, 2018. Please join students, faculty and administration for the reading, discussion and reception. Community artists, activists, and leaders are assisting with the reading. If you know you’d like to attend, please let us know (projectunspeakable@gmail.com). PROJECT UNSPEAKABLE Thursday, April 26, 2018 4:00 - 7:00 pm University of Massachusetts Boston University Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 2310 (Free shuttles from JFK/UMass MBTA station and UMass Bayside Parking Lot) Composed largely of quotes from historical figures, this dramatic public reading of Project Unspeakable raises questions about the role of the national security apparatus and their corporate allies in the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy. It is a riveting report on the lives and murders of these four iconic leaders within a five-year period from 1963 to 1968.  The script includes excerpts from the speeches and writings of the four slain leaders, witness testimony which has been covered �up or explained away, ignored evidence, testimonials from trusted sources, and quotes revealing the political and spiritual elements that helped shape these leaders’ beliefs and actions. These four assassinations changed the course of American history in ways that still impact us today. At Project Unspeakable, we are “liberating the truth through live theater.” We are bringing together university students and faculty, people from local activist and social service organizations, artists, media contributors, and other community members to present this reading. And we hope you’ll be a part of it as well, by joining us for this free performance and discussion. We’ll be sending more details in subsequent posts, but feel free to contact us with any questions, tell us if you’d like to attend, and please help us spread the word! It is the responsibility of citizens to make sure that small groups of people, exercising extreme power, remain visible and operate openly within the framework of “the rule of law.” Without a real understanding of our shared history, we cannot exercise the effective citizen oversight required for any real experiment in democracy to succeed.  The movements for peace, racial and economic justice were re-shaping America in the 1960s, when these four leaders were cut down. Project Unspeakable helps us to pick up the threads of those movements and weave them into our present moment, to strengthen our work for a livable world today. See you there! www.projectunspeakable.com UMass Boston America/New_York public Economic Justice Peace Racial Justice