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Justus: Stories from the Frontlines of the Criminal Justice System with Commissioner Marta Loachamin

Nov 4, 2021

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In collaboration with the Longmont Museum and guest reader, Boulder County Commissioner Marta Loachamin, Motus Theater presents JustUs: Stories from the Frontlines of the Criminal Justice System.

In this performance, special guest Boulder County Commissioner Marta Loachamin models civic hospitality and moral courage as she stands on stage with a JustUs monologist and reads aloud their monologue. Two additional Motus JustUs Monologists will read aloud their powerful stories as well. Each monologue will be followed by a musical response from acapella singing artist Robert Johnson. His healing music will help us reflect on current injustices within the criminal legal system and allow us to imagine opportunities for true justice.

The JustUs project was developed by Motus Theater in 2019 and premiered as a keynote at the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice Conference in front of 1,600 stakeholders. Since then, the JustUs monologues have been featured in several national and global conferences and have been read and embraced by religious, social justice, civic, and law enforcement leaders across the state. The powerful monologues explore themes such as racial profiling, inequality in the bond/bail system, human rights abuses in prisons, criminalizing substance abusers, and the systemic racism and poverty that pushes people into illicit economies.

“Motus Theater has provided a voice to those who were voiceless. As a result, a lot of people are speaking about things that they weren't speaking about: the injustices of the justice system and its punitive damage.” - Juaquin Mobley, JustUs monologist





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