Can the popularity of a film like Black Panther be conducive to a better dialogue in and out communities of color? What individual tactics and institutional policies can improve the interaction between of people of color and the justice system?
2:00PM Say Her Name: The Life And Death Of Sandra Bland – Q&A
4:15PM My Name is Myeisha – Q&A
6:30PM Have No Fear & Crime & Punishment +
“LAW, JUSTICE AND POLICE BRUTALITY” Panel Discussion
An investigation into what happened to activist Sandra Bland, who died in police custody after a routine traffic stop.
My Name Is Myeisha is a hip-hop musical inspired by the 1998 police shooting of California teen Tyisha Miller (as well as countless other acts of police brutality against African American citizens) and adapted from the internationally acclaimed play, Dreamscape.
To teach her children how to avoid becoming another police brutality victim, activist and choreographer Adia Whitaker leads her ensemble in the creation of a new stirring performance.
The film follows the NYPD12, a group of black and Latino whistleblower cops, as they break the silence and speak out against an illegal “quota system” that continues to dictate policy in their precincts.
Sat Dec 8