On Broadway World: SpeakEasy and Front Porch Will Sponsor a Free Panel On Restorative Justice


In conjunction with the New England premiere of the acclaimed drama Pass Over, SpeakEasy Stage Company and the Front Porch Arts Collective, Boston’s only professional black-led theater company, are sponsoring a panel discussion on “Restorative Justice and Healing After Loss.” The event will take place on Tuesday, January 7, from 6-8PM, at Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley Street in Boston. Admission is free but advance registration is requested.

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Moderated by Pascale Florestal, Education Director for Front Porch, this panel will include conversations with mothers who lost a child to gun violence, as well as an artist working to use the arts to promote healing and awareness. The discussion will also explore ways to curb systemic violence against people of color and ways the community can come together and heal.

Scheduled to appear is Boston activist Ramona Jones, whose son Anthony Weeks was shot and killed outside her Brockton home when he was just 16. Ms. Jones donates her time to a number of related community organizations, including Legacy Lives On, the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, and Code Listen, speaking with young people about her son and sharing his story in the hope of preventing another mother from losing a child to violence.

Also joining the conversation will be Shaw Pong Liu, a violinist and composer, and the founder of Code Listen, which uses songwriting and performances to support healing and dialogue around violence, racism, and police practices.

Read the entire article as it originally appeared on Broadway World here.