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What Happened to Dujuan? Premiere Screening and Panel

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First Unitarian Church of Oakland

685 14th Street

Oakland, CA 94612

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Join us for a benefit film showing and panel.

This fast-paced powerful documentary follows Barbara Doss’ search to discover the details of her son Dujuan Armstrong’s death in Santa Rita Jail. In June, 2018,23-year-old Dujuan Armstrong died while serving weekends for a 2014 burglary conviction. Thus began Barbara’s journey for truth and justice. The film documents her determined and courageous quest to find out what happened to her son. In her pursuit for justice she quickly runs into the resistance of Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern and his Department. Barbara quickly begins to learn of the opaque and powerful position of American sheriffs. The audience travels with her to the Board of Supervisors, the jail, the cemetery where Dujuan is buried, and one climatic confrontation with the sheriff himself.

Lucas Guilkey is a video journalist based in Oakland. His work focuses on important social issues from mass incarceration to climate change, and from budget cuts to reproductive healthcare. He is working on a feature documentary about what is the largest prisoner hunger strike in U.S. history, which took place in California in 2011 and 2013.

After the film there will be a panel with the filmaker Lucas Guilkey and members of the Audit Ahern Coalition. Learn about what is happening in the local county jail, and what you can do to change it.

This is a benefit for the Audit Ahern Coalition and the family of Dujuan Armstrong. Donations will be accepted on a sliding scale, all are welcome.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. join us for desserts and refreshments.

Film starts promptly at 7:45.

This event is sponsored by The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, The Audit Ahern Coalition and the Ella Baker Partnership Team at the First Unitarian Church of Oakland.
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