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THE RAPE OF RECY TAYLOR special screening hosted by Felicia Horowitz

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Glide Memorial

330 Ellis Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

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In honor of Black History Month, please join me for a very special screening of the film The Rape of Recy Taylor, directed by Nancy Buirski. I've observed the parallels between Black History Month and Passover in Judaism. Passover is a time to remember the plight of a people subjugated and exploited, and the many individual acts of heroism that collectively brought about emancipation and eventually restoration of human dignity.

Black History Month is our Passover, and my intent for this screening is to be our Seder. The story of Recy Taylor and the ordeal she experienced is both timely and inspiring. Let us remember the struggle, remember the greatness, and most of all remmeber our amazing brothers and sisters like Recy Taylor, Rosa Parks, Fannie Lou Hamer, Coretta Scott King, and many others, and let them be our inspiration for the rest of the year.

The film will be followed by a Q&A session.

All guests MUST be registered to attend. Please only reserve a seat if you are able to attend.


ABOUT THE RAPE OF RECY TAYLOR:

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. The 1955 bus boycott was an end result, not a beginning.

More and more women are now speaking up after rape. Our film tells the story of black women who spoke up when danger was greatest; it was their noble efforts to take back their bodies that led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott and movements that followed. The 2017 Global March by Women is linked to their courage. From sexual aggression on ‘40s southern streets to today’s college campuses and to the threatened right to choose, it is control of women’s bodies that powered the movement in Recy Taylor’s day and fuels our outrage today.


"The Rape of Recy Taylor" is the strongest documentary in the NYFF line-up,a stirring, infuriating marvel." -- RogerEbert.com


"Planting a flag firmly at the intersection of patriarchy, sexism and white supremacy, “The Rape of Recy Taylor” is a documentary of multiple layers and marvelous gumption." -- New York Times


https://www.therapeofrecytaylor.com/


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If you are riding BART or MUNI, exit at the Powell Street Station (located at Market and Powell Streets). Walk north one block on Powell Street, turning left on Ellis Street. Glide is three blocks further on the right. The #27 MUNI bus stops in front of Glide on Ellis Street.

Parking near GLIDE

The Hilton San Francisco Union Square offers valet and self parking and is located at 222 Ellis Street. California Parking is located at 400 Taylor Street. EZ Public Parking is located at 333 Jones Street.

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San Francisco, CA 94102

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