On September 20, 2014 at the literacy center Still Waters in a Storm in Bushwick, Brooklyn, Marietta Hedges performed from Catherine Filloux’s new one-woman play SELMA ‘65. The performance was followed by a discussion about the play and voting rights, between the young audience members, their teachers, Marietta Hedges, the director Eleanor Holdridge, and the assistant stage manager, Eloise Sherrid.
Next was a writer’s workshop surrounding voting in terms of SELMA ’65. The students were asked to comment on two lines in the play:
“I’m not black, but I consider you and Sarah my people, Leroy.”
“But there’s a place where you think you should be, and you try to get there, a world that you want.”
The first writing prompt was: Who are your people?
The second: How can you make the world a better place?