The Center for Constitutional Rights invites you to a special performance of "Lyrics from Lockdown."
Created and performed by Bryonn Bain, “Lyrics from Lockdown” is a powerful provocative multimedia production based on the actual experiences of a young black man imprisoned during his second year at Harvard. “Lyrics from Lockdown” fuses spoken word with hip-hop, comedy, blues and calypso, and features a live band and a DJ.
As CCR’s historic class action lawsuit against the NYPD challenging Stop & Frisk heads to trial on March 18th, this performance will be followed by a conversation on the impact of discriminatory policing on New Yorkers, and community based efforts to challenge these practices. The discussion will include Lyrics from Lockdown creator and star Bryonn Bain and partners from community-based organizations. Please visit stopandfrisk.org to learn more about CCR's advocacy and litigation work challenging discriminatory policing.
When: Friday, February 22, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: National Black Theatre, 2031 5th Avenue, between 125th & 126th st (2/3 or 4/5/6 to 125th st)
What: Performance of Lyrics from Lockdown and talkback featuring prison activist, hip hop artist, spoken word poet, author, actor and educator Bryonn Bain