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Film Screening: State of Emergency

February 23, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Please join us for a special screening of State of Emergency, a new documentary play inspired by Michigan’s controversial Emergency Manager Law. We will live-stream the performance (taking place in Flint) in Rackham’s 4th floor amphitheatre. Viewers can tweet questions and comments for the post-show dialogue.

This verbatim theater-style production draws its script from found material and interviews with public officials and residents of the City of Flint, where an emergency manager was appointed in 2011. It is the first play presented by Shop Floor Theatre Company, which Kendrick Jones and former Arts of Citizenship fellow Andrew Morton co-founded. The co-founders explain, “the aim of the project is to encourage the community to engage in a larger dialogue about the various issues that led to the appointment of an Emergency Manager and explore multiple perspectives on this controversial issue.” Please join us for this vital conversation.

This event has been organized by Arts of Citizenship and the U-M Detroit School of Urban Studies colloquium series, with co-sponsorship from the Urban and Regional Planning Program, the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) at the Ford School, the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies and the Residential College.


February 23, 2013
7:00 pm