Cat Brooks in Residence at UC Berkeley



Performances of ‘Tasha
Durham Studio Theater • Dwinelle Hall
Free for Berkeley Students • $35 General Admission
Written and performed by Cat Brooks, this one-woman show tells the story of Natasha McKenna who died in 2015 at age 37 while in police custody in Fairfax, VA.

Cat Brooks in Conversation with Margo Hall
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 4pm–5:30pm

650 Social Sciences Building Free • No Reservation Required
Cat Brooks and longtime collaborator Margo Hall (performer, theater-maker, and educator) will discuss their community-centered artistic practices.

White Supremacy: Black Trauma & Healing Justice
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1pm–3pm
Bancroft Dance Studio • 2401 Bancroft Way Free for Berkeley Students • By Donation for Guests
Cat Brooks and Alecia Harger will share how they utilize research, art, and Healing Justice modalities to examine the role trauma plays in the lives of Black people in America, and explore what is necessary for the transmutation of that trauma into healing and action

CLASS VISITS: Students are invited to class visits with Brooks on Oct. 17 at 2pm and Oct. 19 at 12:30pm. Spaces are first-come, first-served. See website for details.

Cat Brooks is host of Law & Disorder on KPFA and a long-time performer, organizer, and activist. She played a central role in the struggle for justice for Oscar Grant, and spent the last decade working with impacted communities and families to rapidly respond to police violence and radically transform the ways our communities are policed and incarcerated. She is the co-founder of the Anti Police-Terror Project and the Executive Director of The Justice Teams Network. Cat was also the runner-up in Oakland’s 2018 mayoral election, facing incumbent Libby Schaaf. She is currently the Abolition Democracy Activist in Residence with the Black Studies Collaboratory at UC Berkeley.


Cosponsored by the Black Studies Collaboratory and Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies