Humanities Institute

Controversy & Conversation Film Screening: Whose Streets?

Thu, February 1, 2018 | Terrazas Branch, Austin Public Library, 1005 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78702

6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Whose Streets?
Whose Streets?

WHOSE STREETS?, told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. Empowered parents, artists, and teachers from around the country come together as freedom fighters. As the National Guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance.

Watch the trailer for WHOSE STREETS? here

Join us on for a reception at 6:30pm. The screening will begin at 7pm, to be followed by a brief community conversation to be led by Sukyi McMahon, the Community Engagement Specialist of Austin Justice Coalition, and by a representative of Black Lives Matter.

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Controversy & Conversation is a collaboration between the Difficult Dialogues Program and the Austin Public Library.

Please join us for these upcoming film screenings, on the first Thursday of every month.  All screenings are free and open to the public.

Sponsored by: The Humanities Institute and the Austin Public Library

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