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JustUs: Stories from the Frontlines of the Criminal Justice System

Nov 13, 2021


JustUs: Stories from the Frontlines of the Criminal Justice System features JustUs monologists reading their own autobiographical monologues. Each monologue will be followed by a musical response that 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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