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VIDEO: FRUITVALE STATION SCREENING & PANEL DISCUSSION

On July 22, Friends for Justice Philly, in conjunction with Landmark Theaters, Blues Babe Foundation, and Councilman David Oh’s Black Film Advisory Committee, hosted a special screening of Fruitvale Station followed by a brief, in-theater panel discussion with some of the Delaware Valley’s most prominent and dedicated community activists.

Check out the recap video for our special screening of Fruitvale Station below

Friends for Justice Philly is a group of young activists dedicated toward providing real solutions for many of today’s pressing issues that disproportionately affect the black community. Check out the Friends for Justice Philly website for more information regarding the organizations and young people involved and to keep up with our upcoming events. We believe that it is time to stop talking about the problems and start doing. Collectively we will create, develop and execute programs that will help to educate, inform, and progress our community.

We are currently working on #nextsteps to inform our community of legal rights and legislation that can have an impact on their lives. Stay tuned for the “Know Your Rights Series.

Remember to Like “Friends For Justice Philly” on Facebook.


SPECIAL SCREENING: FRUITVALE STATION

***OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ***
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

In conjunction with Landmark Theaters, Blues Babe Foundation, and Councilman David Oh’s Black Film Advisory Committee, Tabb Management & FRIENDS will host a special screening of Fruitvale Station on Monday, July 22 at 6:35pm followed by a brief, in-theater panel discussion with some of the Delaware Valley’s most prominent and dedicated community activists:

Michael Coard – Attorney
Conrad Moore – Anti-Oppression Lecturer

Wanda Darden – Program Coordinator
The purpose of the panel is to urge the community to rally together at this critical socio-historic moment around issues the movie raises. The brief discussion will include Fruitvale Station’s implications, impact and opportunity as a springboard for community partnerships and positive change.

chronicles the true story of the last 24 hours of Oscar Grant’s life – a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who was fatally shot by BART police officer Johannes Mehserle in Oakland, California.

In the early morning hours of New Year’s Day 2009 on the platform of the Fruitvale BART Station, Grant was lying down, handcuffed and unarmed at the time of the shooting. Grant’s case sparked outrage in the community and raised questions of police brutality and racial profiling.


Misled Exclusive Commentary on “Dark Girls” Film

DARK GIRLS RECAP

Check out our commentary on the film “Dark Girls”. The documentary premiered on Oprah’s OWN Network and focuses on colorism in the African American community. The films producers D. Channsin Berry (Urban Winter Entertainment) and Bill Duke (Duke Media) went into the community to talk to people about the effects of colorism and the stigma placed on darker complected women. Many people have had their opinions of the doc. Watch the video below to see what we thought! Feel free to comment or send your thoughts to creatingdialogue@gmail.com !