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ry lessons about voting rights and repression alongside songwriter Jim Knable ’ s personal exploration of his own relationship with voting . Luna showcases a new track each Tuesday leading up to the election , and the entire album will be available for streaming and downloading in October . In October , Luna Stage will produce two solo works as part of Voting Writes . Running October 2-4 , Speak On It by Cheryl L . West tells the story of American voting activist , community organizer , civil rights leader , and women ’ s rights pioneer Fannie Lou Hamer . This solo show with music showcases Ami Brabson as Fannie Lou Hamer , interweaving autobiographical story , song , and documentary text . This work will be performed live and inperson with social distancing . Next , from October 16-18 , Luna will present Rajesh Bose ’ s When They Go Low , developed through
Luna ’ s Voices Across America solo works program . Bose ’ s piece examines race in America and asks , “ How exactly do we go high ?” Bose ’ s performances will feature post-show conversations facilitated by Emmy-nominated producer Riaz Patel , who creates and facilitates perspective-shifting experiences that inspire real-world change . Other ongoing events include Fireside Chats featuring writer and performer Will Nolan as Leola , hosting in-depth discussions about the upcoming election , voter suppression , Black Lives Matter , and easy chili recipes with roadkill . The Voting Writes Project is supported in part by The National Endowment for the Arts and is created in partnership with The Andrew Goodman Foundation , a nationwide philanthropic group dedicated to promoting voting rights and encouraging civic participation .

ry lessons about voting rights and repression alongside songwriter Jim Knable ’ s personal exploration of his own relationship with voting . Luna showcases a new track each Tuesday leading up to the election , and the entire album will be available for streaming and downloading in October . In October , Luna Stage will produce two solo works as part of Voting Writes . Running October 2-4 , Speak On It by Cheryl L . West tells the story of American voting activist , community organizer , civil rights leader , and women ’ s rights pioneer Fannie Lou Hamer . This solo show with music showcases Ami Brabson as Fannie Lou Hamer , interweaving autobiographical story , song , and documentary text . This work will be performed live and inperson with social distancing . Next , from October 16-18 , Luna will present Rajesh Bose ’ s When They Go Low , developed through

Luna ’ s Voices Across America solo works program . Bose ’ s piece examines race in America and asks , “ How exactly do we go high ?” Bose ’ s performances will feature post-show conversations facilitated by Emmy-nominated producer Riaz Patel , who creates and facilitates perspective-shifting experiences that inspire real-world change . Other ongoing events include Fireside Chats featuring writer and performer Will Nolan as Leola , hosting in-depth discussions about the upcoming election , voter suppression , Black Lives Matter , and easy chili recipes with roadkill . The Voting Writes Project is supported in part by The National Endowment for the Arts and is created in partnership with The Andrew Goodman Foundation , a nationwide philanthropic group dedicated to promoting voting rights and encouraging civic participation .

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