If politics is the art of what is possible, let’s use art to expand those possibilities. That’s the spirit behind my exciting new fellowship with the revolutionary rock stars of Movement Generation (MG).
When there was a strike at the local candy factory, I had to choose between my love for chocolate…and my communist grandma. Something every 10-year-old boy goes through, right? Watch my newest story for NPR’s Snap Judgment, filmed live at Ann Arbor’s Power Center.
A Dream Detained (after Langston Hughes) For the Dream Defenders, occupying the Florida state capitol for Trayvon Martin and racial justice And the #Dream9 immigrant activists, who were detained at the border and won their freedom
When Moses, an undocumented immigrant, is being deported from the promised land…there’s only one friend he can turn to for a miracle. With a hilarious, trash-talking Jesús by his side, the two prophets try to stop the deportation – and stand up for the rights of all undocumented Americans.
When I walked into the theater, I still wasn’t sure it was a good idea. Just days after the outrageous acquittal of George Zimmerman, and the subsequent protests here in Oakland, I didn’t know if I could handle watching the Bay Area’s version of Trayvon Martin killed on screen. Again.