Please join the East Lansing Public Library and Michigan State University in a joint program to view and discuss the documentary The House I Live In. MSU Professor Lisa Biggs will be facilitating discussion after the movie. This program takes place May 13 at 6:30pm in the library's meeting room.
Film Synopsis: From the dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to the federal judge, a penetrating look inside America's criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy.
Lisa Biggs’ Bio: Lisa Biggs is an award-winning theatre/dance artist, performance scholar and activist. A Chicago-native, she has been devising and presenting new performance works for almost twenty years. She is a former member of the Washington, DC based Living Stage Theater Company, one of the preeminent theatre for social change programs in the USA, and a founding member of Medusa Speaks: An Artists’ Collective. She holds a B.A. in Theatre and Dance from Amherst College, an M.A. in Playwriting and Performance Studies from New York University’s Gallatin School, and recently completed her PhD in Performance Studies at Northwestern University. Since fall 2013, she has made Lansing, MI, her home as a member of the faculty of Michigan State University, where she offers courses at the intersection of Performance Studies, Black Studies, Women and Gender Studies, and Legal Studies.
The Racial Healing-- A Community Conversation film series is intended to cultivate an inclusive community through conversations that bring about greater awareness, understanding and respect for our differences and similarities. This program is part of MSU's Project 60/50.