State Out of the UnionThe Zinn Education Project is sponsoring State Out of the Union, a performance about civil rights, immigration and education, this Wednesday, September 26, 2012, at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW, Washington, DC (at V St.; use U St. Metrorail station). The performance features author Jeff Biggers, poet Henry Mills and vocalist Chude Mondlane in a skewering of Arizona’s "papers please" law.  The Zinn Education Project describes the performance as follows:

With the Tea Party, ethnic studies ban, and SB 1070 setting the stage, State Out of the Union: Arizona and the Final Showdown Over the American Dream opens a new window into the complex history of American immigration conflicts. Jeff Biggers takes no prisoners in this intense, funny performance about the myths, facts, and contradictions in Arizona history. The performance will also feature poet Henry Mills and Mozambique/American recording artist Chude Mondlane.

The late Howard Zinn was a founding Board member of the National Whistleblowers Center. This performance is a benefit for Teaching for Change and the Raza Defense Fund. The suggested donation is $50.