Free Screening of the Documentary “The Rape of Recy Taylor"

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Unitarian Church North"

13800 North Port Washington Road

Mequon, WI 53097

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This powerful film will be supplemented by a pre and post screening surveys and a post screening discussion facilitated by a survivor.

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Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Common in Jim Crow South, few women spoke up in fear for their lives. Not Recy Taylor, who bravely identified her rapists. The NAACP sent its chief rape investigator Rosa Parks, who rallied support and triggered an unprecedented outcry for justice.Our film exposes a legacy of physical abuse of black women and reveals Rosa Parks’ intimate role in Recy Taylor’s story. An attempted rape against Parks was but one inspiration for her ongoing work to find justice for countless women like Taylor. Click here for movie trailer. This film is from award winning director, producer and writer, Nancy Buirski.

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  • 9:30am Doors Open & Guest Arrival Registration
  • 9:50am Introductions and Pre-Survey Instructions
  • 10:00am-11:30am Screening
  • 11:30am-11:45am Break & Post Survey
  • 11:45am-12:30pm Post Screening Facilitated Discussion

The NAACP Branch of Ozaukee County is the sponsoring this free screening and UCN's Social Justice Committee is hosting this event and will provide beverages and snacks.

Post Screening Panel Facilitators:

Dr. Monique Liston of UBUNTU Research

Dawn Helmrich of Lotus Legal Clinic and United Way of Greater Milw & Waukesha Co

With grateful support from Bridge the Divide Cedarburg.

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Unitarian Church North"

13800 North Port Washington Road

Mequon, WI 53097

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