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|On the Hill - I am Alex Nieto|
|Date||Thursday November 03|
|Time||7:00 AM - 9:00 AM|
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|Mission Campus, City College; 1125 Valencia Street(between 22nd and 23rd Streets); room 109|
|afisher800 [at] gmail.com|
"On the Hill - I am Alex Nieto" is an extremely moving play that tells the story of the
life and death of one of our City College students, Alex Nieto, killed
on Bernal Hill in a hail of 59 police bullets. The play weaves
together the words of Alex’s mother and father, testimony given at
Alex’s federal civil rights trial, and the words of the actors
themselves, who recount their own personal experiences of what it is
like to grow up in a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood.
The play and its talented actors are bi-lingual and bi-cultural, and
the drama is sparked by live music. The director is the dynamic Paul
S. Flores, a novelist, hip-hop poet, lecturer at USF, and co-founder
of Youth Speaks.
City College students will hear their lives reflected, and will
learn about the ongoing organizing for Amor y Justicia for Alex. They
will leave feeling affirmed and hopeful, and will be talking about the
show for weeks. This bi-lingual play will be well understood by
students who have at least a beginning grasp of English.
The production is sponsored by the Mission performance group Loco
Bloco. This showing is endorsed by the Diversity Collaborative and
Save City College.
The event is scheduled for Thursday, November 3 at 7 pm in room 109
(Mission Campus). The performance will start at 7:15 and go until
approximately 8:30 pm, followed by 15 - 30 minutes of questions and
discussion with the members of the performance team.
For more information please contact Allan Fisher afisher800 [at] gmail.com