Malcolm X Revisited  As part of Highways’ BEHOLD Festival 2016, Patrisse Khan-Cullors, Janaya Khan, and FOREMOST present Malcolm Revisited, which explores the iconic historical figure, Malcolm X, through workshops, live performance pieces, and a visual exhibit dedicated to Malcolm’s current impact on the movement for Black lives. The entire world has been impacted by #BlackLivesMatter, a moment-turned-movement that pushed this country

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This solo 2013 performance piece featured Patrisse displaying enlarged copies of the envelopes and letters that she and her father exchanged while he was in prison. After a series of emotional correspondence, the last envelope she presents is addressed to the heavens. Patrisse’s father died in 2009 just months after he was released from prison.

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This piece is looking at the impact law enforcement declaration has on Black bodies. Performed at the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica in the summer of 2018.

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“As a Black queer woman living inside a world that is constantly trying to kill me…” “Respite, Reprieve, and Healing: An Evening of Cleansing” was Patrisse’s 2019 thesis solo show. Elements of performance, live music, sculpture, and improvisation is the artistic foundation of this piece. Patrisse states, “I’m tired, and I’ve been tired for a

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In August 2017, two weeks after the attacks in Charlottesville and on the 226th anniversary of the Haitian revolution, Patrisse performed “Remembering ’92,” a moving tribute not only to lives lost and movements sparked in the 1992 Los Angeles Uprising, but also to revolutionary Black people fighting oppression and building power throughout history.   Taking

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In October of 2016, Patrisse brought Power…   From the Mouths of the Occupied to Seattle, a city often referred to as “progressive.”   Yirim Seck, Faisal Provincial, KT, Hodan Hassan, Monique Franklin, Akilah Franklin, Jah-Vi’ “SJS” Cotten-Cohia, Luzviminda Uzuri “Lulu” Carpenter, and Marcel Baugh told personal stories highlighting their experiences with local state violence

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“HateisHateisHate” is Patrisse Cullors’ new art piece that expresses the challenges Black people face in a world of white supremacy. Using 42 pages of hate mail and the FBI’s new Black identity extremism report, Patrisse developed an interactive installation where participants had the opportunity to follow recorded instructions in Patrisse’s voice.   They were asked

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In July of 2013 Patrisse curated a pop-up piece performed outdoors on a U-Haul truck called “Warriors: Dressed in Queer, Cloaked in Now.” Six months later at Highways Performance Space that piece had evolved into “An Evening With Warriors: Speaking the Unspoken.” Often overshadowed by racial trauma and her brother’s jail trauma, Patrisse wanted a

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