When They See Us, Part 1: Screening & Discussion
September 16, 2019
When They See Us, Part 1 Screening & Discussion
monday, sept 16 // 6:30 PM
Woolly's Smith / Melton Rehearsal Hall
In Partnership with SURJ DC
Free and open to the public
Join us for a screening of When They See Us, Part 1, the story of the Exonerated Five—a group of innocent Black and Latinx boys wrongfully convicted in 1989 for the rape of a jogger in Central Park. The real-life events depicted in this series are described by Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors as “what happens when white folks do not check their racist imagination,” and set the stage for a facilitated discussion led by SURJ DC that focuses on the role white folks play in upholding police departments that brutalize Black and Brown communities, and ways to address racist police violence here in DC.
This event is free, but space is limited. Reserve your seat today!
There will be a follow-up screening and discussion of When They See Us, Part 4 on Monday, September 23. We ask that folks who plan to attend the Part 4 screening have watched Part 2 and Part 3 in advance. The series is available on Netflix. Learn more about the screening of When They See Us, Part 4 here.
CONTENT TRANSPARENCY: When They See Us, Part 1 depicts violence and sexual assault.
ABOUT SURJ DC
SURJ DC is a chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people to undermine white supremacy and work toward racial justice as part of a multi-racial majority. While we open-heartedly welcome People of Color who choose to organize within SURJ, our focus is on organizing white folks to take personal and collective steps to end white supremacy.