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
PANEL DISCUSSION: LAW, JUSTICE AND POLICE BRUTALITY
– Adia Whitaker, Founder and Artistic Director of Ase Dance Theatre Collective
– David Heilbroner, director Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland
– Gus Krieger, My Name is Myeisha
– Sergeant Cyress Smith, featured in Crime + Punishment
– Officer Pedro Serrano, featured in Crime + Punishment
– Officer Julio Diaz, Past President of the National Latino Officers Association, featured in Crime + Punishment
– Susan Smith Richardson, Editorial Director of Solutions Journalism Network
Moderated by WBAI Morning Show host Michael G. Haskins
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.
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.
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.
An investigation into what happened to activist Sandra Bland, who died in police custody after a routine traffic stop.