A Call To Action For All Anti-Racists:
You Are Invited To A Screening of
Saturday, December 10th - 7:00 PM
The Unitarian Universalist Church
1260 18th Street, Santa Monica
Parking will be available at the UCLA Medical Center Parking Structure, 1311
16th St., beginning at 6:00 PM.
Join us as we watch a film about fighting racism on the streets and in the
schools in Brooklyn, NY.
One of the teachers in the film will be there to introduce us to this
ongoing, national struggle.
There will be discussion after the film and refreshments in the church
Co-Sponsored by UUSM Faith In Action Commission and ACLU
Kimani Gray was 16 when he was shot by an NYPD officer March 10, 2013; CJ
Snell was 18 when he was shot by an LAPD officer October 1, 2016. Every week
we hear that another young man or woman,
usually Black or Latino, has been killed by police. As Lisa Simpson, mother
of Richard Risher, Jr., an 18-year-old shot to death by the LAPD July 26,
2016 said to District Attorney Lacey at the
Town Hall meeting October 17, \"How long are you going to keep standing there
and let them kill us?\"
That question is on all our minds, no matter if we are the ones whose
children are killed, or are friends of the family, or just trying to figure
out what is going on in our streets. Kathleen Foster, a filmmaker who spoke
at UU Santa Monica in 2009 when she screened her documentary, \"Afghan Women: a
History of Struggle,\" has made a new documentary, \"Profiled,\" released in
early 2016 by Women Make Movies, which describes the film this way:
PROFILED knits the stories of mothers of Black and Latin youth murdered by
the NYPD into a powerful indictment of racial profiling and police
brutality, and places them within a historical context of the roots
of racism in the U.S. Some of the victims-Eric Garner, Michael Brown-are now
familiar the world over. Others, like Shantel Davis and Kimani Gray, are
remembered mostly by family and friends in their
New York neighborhoods. Ranging from the routine harassment of minority
students in an affluent Brooklyn neighborhood to the killings and protests
in Staten Island and Ferguson, Missouri,
PROFILED bears witness to the racist violence that remains an everyday
reality for Black and Latin people in this country and gives us a window
into one of the burning issues of our time.\"
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