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There is a Field - Staged Reading

The Collective Uncomfortable, in collaboration with Mid-Missourians for Justice in Palestine (MJP) is presenting a staged reading of There Is A Field, a play written by Jen Marlowe and originally produced by Donkey Saddle Productions. 

The play is about Aseel Asleh, a 17-year old Palestinian citizen of Israel killed by police in October 2000. Based on interviews and primary sources collected over 15 years, the play offers a uniquely personal lens for understanding inequality as the root of state violence and impunity, and a means of exploring the connections between state violence and structural inequalities in Israel and the United States.

This event sprung from the passion and commitment of the local Columbia community, and is a testament to the power of grassroots collaboration. 

Other featured presenters will include award-winning Palestinian-American author and poet (and Columbia resident) Ibtisam Barakat, as well as representatives from Mid-Missourians for Justice in Palestine (MJP) and Race Matters, Friends COMO.

Admission is free, but if you'd like to support the project and the performers and help us cover the costs of production, please support our our crowdfunding campaign on Launchgood!

For more about the play,

Earlier Event: October 11
Halfloves, Cult of Lip, Cantalouper
Later Event: October 15
Fotocrime, Celebration, Ripped Genes