There has to be ongoing vigilance, and I believe the arts are one way to create that type of vigilance by giving us a different outlet for these type of things that are not just a demonstration but are in addition to demonstration and pursuing legal …So through the beauty of the arts – and there’s a lot of beauty in the way the story is told – I’m hoping it allows us to have this conversation that the police and the African American community have had really since the inception of slavery and beyond.

Rickerby Hinds, professor of playwriting, on why he hopes 'My Name is Myeisha,' a film written by Hinds profiling the 1998 Riverside officer-involved shooting that killed a young black woman, provides a new outlet for dialogue around race and police brutality.

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