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Join Occidental College Media Arts & Culture Cinematheque Series for a screening of Whose Streets? (2017) + guest lecture by Partisse Khan-Cullors, artist, organizer, and co-founder of Black Lives Matter.

Thursday, October 19 at 7PM

Choi Auditorium
Occidental College

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Whose Streets? (2017) - Directed by Sabaah Folayan & Damon Davis - Watch the trailer

Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, Whose Streets? 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. Filmmakers Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis know this story because they are the story. Whose Streets? is a powerful battle cry from a generation fighting, not for their civil rights, but for the right to live.


Patrisse Khan-Cullors - Visit her website

Patrisse Khan-Cullors is a artist, organizer, and freedom fighter from Los Angeles, CA. Cofounder of Black Lives Matter, she is also a performance artist, Fulbright scholar, popular public speaker, and an NAACP History Maker. She’s received many awards for activism and movement building, including being named by the Los Angeles Times as a Civil Rights Leader for the 21st Century and a Glamour 2016 Woman of the Year. A self-described wife of Harriet Tubman, Khan-Cullors has always been traveling on the path to freedom. Growing up with several of her loved ones experiencing incarceration and brutality at the hands of the state and coming out as queer at an early age, she has since worked tirelessly promoting law enforcement accountability across the world while focusing on addressing trauma and building on the resilience and health of the communities most affected. Patrisse will continue to create, organize, and shut it down until all Black lives matter.

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