From plays to protests, advocate and artist Jeff Campbell is mixing theatre and community organization to get the word out about the social justice issues impacting the Denver, Colorado area. In this episode, Jeff joins us to share how advocacy and theatre can go hand in hand, the ways race and social justice issues have shaped his art, and how he’s rallying his community to use the power of storytelling to create REAL change.
- Jeff’s first experiences with bullying and racism as a young boy (and the lasting impact it had on his life’s trajectory)
- How hip-hop encouraged his involvement in politics
- An impromptu MIC-DROP worthy spoken word piece (you don’t want to miss this!)
- Why denial is the #1 weapon against equality
- The 3 types of bias contributing to racial disparities
- Why achieving TOTAL accountability in policing is farther than we think
- An UNBELIEVABLE story of why George Floyd’s murder had white people calling Jeff off the hook
- How From Allies to Abolitionists is creating change in the community—and the lasting legacy of it’s 1st campaign “Justice for Raverro”
- And so much more!
Connect with Jeff Campbell!
Emancipation Theatre website: http://www.emancipationtheater.com
Emancipation Theatre Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emancipationtheater/
Find out more about From Allies to Abolitionists here: https://emancipationtheater.com/from-allies-to-abolitionists/
Resources mentioned in this episode:
“When They See Us” – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/When_They_See_Us
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