September 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
Caddo Parish Courthouse
501 Texas Street Shreveport
LA 71101

Lest We Forget: A Community Performance Art Event

Hosted by AJ Haynes and 3 others

As a nation, we are still dealing with the deep psychic trauma of the Civil War and our troubled history. The mission of this performance is to create a more nuanced and open conversation about our history by providing a space wherein people can engage with the Confederate monument through artistic expression. Here’s what to expect:

• There will be no physical contact with the actual monument, just a temporary panel to visibly obstruct the Confederate Monument from the Courthouse view. This will serve as the backdrop curtain for the performers.

• A curated program of performance artists (dance, spoken word, music, poetry, etc.)

• A scroll on which attendees can write their own experiences and feelings about the Confederate monument. These will be submitted to each participant’s respective Commissioner.


For avoidance of doubt, here are some guidelines:

• NO SIGNS whatsoever will be allowed. This is performance art, not a rally.
• If you are performing, you will consult the curators beforehand with any questionable material (ex. explicit language or content).
• Attendees will neither direct racial epithets toward nor will you inflict physical violence on any participants.
• Attendees will not interrupt performers during the program.

This is an all-ages event.

*poster by Nathan Treme