Black Lives/Blue Lives Offers Unique Perspectives on Race and Law Enforcement for  Hawthorne, N.J., Residents on October 17


Hawthorne made history when the borough came together to demand justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and the countless other civilian lives that have been unlawfully taken at the hands of white supremacists or law enforcement. 


To keep the dialogue going, The Theater Project will bring, "Black Lives/Blue Lives" to Hawthorne residents at 7 p.m., Saturday, October 17. The two-act narrative offers insight into the lives of a police officer and a member of the Black community who share their perspectives through monologues. A town hall discussion follows. For more information on Black Lives/Blue Lives, visit

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"Hawthorne needs to keep the conversation going about race and the role of law enforcement in our community,” said Kevin W. Bergen, host of the event and candidate for Board of Education. "This gives us the opportunity to step into the shoes of people on both sides of the narrative."  


"I invited the Hawthorne Borough Council, Mayor and Police Department to participate in the event,” Bergen said. “Participating in “Black Lives/Blue Lives” will help them open a dialogue with members of their community.”


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The Theater Project is based in Union, N.J.”- based theatre company.  Black Lives/Blue Lives is supported by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the federal CARES Act.