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Racially Charged: America’s Misdemeanor Problem Film Screening & Panel

March 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

Free
Hosted by WIN Recovery, the Women’s Justice Institute and Brave New Films & Featuring a live panel with State’s Attorney Kim Foxx.

About this event

Join WIN Recovery, the Women’s Justice Institute (WJI) and Brave New Films for a virtual screening of RACIALLY CHARGED: American’s Misdemeanor Problem followed by a live panel discussion about the harmful impacts of misdemeanors on women of color, as well as solutions.

This event will stream LIVE on Brave New Films’ Facebook page and YouTube channel.

The Panel

The panel will be moderated by WIN Recovery Founder Bethany Little, and will center on firsthand narratives of women with lived experience and their perspectives on transformative responses.

Featured Panelists include: Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, WJI Reclamation Project Director Colette Payne and other leaders of the Reclamation Project, a mutual support and advocacy collective of system-impacted women leaders collaborating to end women’s mass incarceration.

The Film

RACIALLY CHARGED: America’s Misdemeanor Problem, a documentary film from Brave New Films, exposes how our country’s history of racial injustice evolved into an enormous abuse of power within the justice system. 13 million people a year – most of them poor and people of color – are caught in this system.

Told through parallel first-person accounts of those charged under the Black Codes of the Reconstruction Era, to the heartbreaking stories from people caught up in the system today, the film brings to light the unfolding of a powerful engine of inequality and profit that personifies the birth of Black Lives Matter while shedding new light on our history of wrongful convictions with deadly consequences.

In addition to the first-person accounts, the film showcases key analysis from experts in the fields of law, criminal justice, and historical racism.

FEATURING

Mahershala Ali – 2-time Academy Award winner for Moonlight and Green Book

Demario Davis – NFL linebacker for the New Orleans Saints

Alexandra Natapoff – Author of the book, Punishment Without Crime, which serves as the inspiration for the documentary

Khalil Gibran Muhammad – Professor at the Harvard Kennedy School and author of, The Condemnation of Blackness

Douglas Blackmon – Pulitzer Prize winning author of the book, Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II

Paul Delano Butler – Law professor at Georgetown University Law Center and author of, Chokehold: Policing Black Men

Gaye Theresa Johnson – Associate Professor of African American Studies at UCLA

Irene Oritseweyinmi Joe – Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law

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