La'Tevin Ellis

HANDS UP! DON’T SHOOT! An Experience of Why Black Lives Matter

Kevin Jones, Director of the Red Door Project’s “Hands Up: 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments”, and La’Tevin Ellis, one of the 7 actors in the 90-minute performance, will be our guest presenters. As part of the Service, Kevin, a Theater Activist, will share his experience of police brutality and what it means to be visibly black in our society, as he shares his thoughts about healing this racial divide. Immediately following the Service, La’Tevin will perform the final, most interactive piece of the show, “How I Feel.” PLEASE NOTE: This 10-minute monologue is a dramatic performance of intense emotion and strong language. The phrase “F— You!” is used frequently. While the performance is meant for an adult audience, WHUUF’s youth are invited to attend with written parental permission. Child care will be available until 12:30 in order to provide opportunity for the audience to process and decompress the experience. Please pick up a “Hands Up” information sheet at the front desk or on the Social Justice table downstairs.