The Roots and Wings ProjectandOccidental College Student Affairspresent((((((( TREE OF FIRE ))))))(A Staged Reading)Written & Directed by Jesse BlissPresented for Incarceration Awareness WeekWhen a Magnolia tree catches fire in an aged and ominous women’s prison, three female inmates forgotten and left to perish are jolted as their lives are threatened, into memories of their past that inform the truth of their souls and the urgent need to expose the inhumanity of the prison to the world.Cast:Romi DiasKhanisha FosterGabriela López de DennisElvis NolascoMike the Poetand more TBA!Thursday, April 11, 20138:00 p.m.Occidental College1600 Campus RoadLos Angeles, California 90041**Stay tuned for more details on exact location**Q&A with the cast & crew immediately following the performance.A FREE event that is open to the public.

The Roots and Wings Project
and
Occidental College Student Affairs
present
((((((( TREE OF FIRE ))))))
(A Staged Reading)
Written & Directed by Jesse Bliss
Presented for Incarceration Awareness Week

When a Magnolia tree catches fire in an aged and ominous women’s prison, three female inmates forgotten and left to perish are jolted as their lives are threatened, into memories of their past that inform the truth of their souls and the urgent need to expose the inhumanity of the prison to the world.

Cast:
Romi Dias
Khanisha Foster
Gabriela López de Dennis
Elvis Nolasco
Mike the Poet
and more TBA!

Thursday, April 11, 2013
8:00 p.m.
Occidental College
1600 Campus Road
Los Angeles, California 90041
**Stay tuned for more details on exact location**
Q&A with the cast & crew immediately following the performance.
A FREE event that is open to the public.

We are so incredibly happy to announce there will be a Staged Reading of TREE OF FIRE next Thursday April 11, 2013 at Occidental College in honor of their Incarceration Awareness Week.   We at The Roots and Wings Project are grateful and so excited

Margaret Prescod of Sojourner Truth interviews writer/director Jesse Bliss about Tree of Fire - click through to listen to the podcast. Interview starts at 49:30.

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Thursday: With the blockage of Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s assault weapons ban what’s in store for gun control in the United States? We speak to Professor Dr. Henry Giroux.

And we get an update on the fluid situation in the Congo, where M23 rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda has sought the protection of the US embassy in Rwanda. Reports are he has asked to be sent to the International Criminal Court. Kambale Musavuli of Friends of the Congo fills us in on this developing story and other updates on the ground.

Also, for our weekly “Earth Watch,” Rue, of the Texas East End Tar Sands Blockade discusses sex, race and class in the blockade movement and in the environmental movement generally.

And last we hear from Jesse Bliss, director of the new play “Trees of Fire” playing at the Rosenthal Theater in the Inner City Arts complex in Downtown Los Angeles

Sojourner Truth, Thursday March 21st 7-8am.

mikethepoetla:

This week in #LA Letters..

The modern women’s movement emerged from the abolitionists in the mid-19th Century. Courageous figures like Maria Stewart, Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony, the Grimke Sisters, Sojourner Truth, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton campaigned against slavery and for women’s suffrage. The persuasive influence of these pioneering women took Antebellum America by storm and helped turn it on its head.

I’ve often said “three generations on the same stage, all the ancestors on the same page.” This week L.A. Letters shows the kindred ideas of three generations of women thinkers over the last 150 years.

In 1848, over 150 women and 30 men gathered in Seneca Falls, New York to promote women’s rights and protest male supremacy.

Friend of The Roots and Wings Project Mike ThePoet Sonksen includes a beautiful write up of TREE OF FIRE in his wonderful LALetters column featured on KCET DEPARTURES.

Writer Gabriela Lopez de Dennis did a write up of TREE OF FIRE, opening THIS FRIDAY!?b>



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