Whose Streets: A People’s Documentary
Join us for this People’s Documentary on August 16 from 6:30-8:30 with a discussion to follow! Co-hosted by Free Write Arts & Literacy
About the film:
When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis. Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. As the national guard rolls in, citizens mount a powerful battle cry announcing that their generation is fighting not just for their civil rights, but for the right to live.
Watch the trailer here: https://www.pbs.org/video/whose-streets-trailer/
About the Westside Justice Center:
The West Side Justice Center is a nonprofit that provides holistic legal services and legal education in Chicago. The Movement and Justice Gallery is currently exhibiting a Black Panther Party 50-Year Retrospective; with artwork, photography, and artifacts documenting the history of the Illinois Black Panther Party. The gallery made its debut in 2016 with Free Write Arts & Literacy’s Mitigating Evidence exhibition, which showcased artwork and literature from currently and formerly incarcerated youth.
To book a private tour of the gallery visit the Westside Justice’s Center’s website here: https://www.westsidejustice.org/movementandjusticegalley
About Free Write Arts & Literacy:
Free Write Arts & Literacy engages incarcerated and court-involved youth and young adults in the performing, visual, and literary arts so that they become the narrators of their own stories and the authors of their futures. By co-designing creative space with our students, Free Write supports them as they develop educational and career opportunities that reduce recidivism while also contributing to the public discourse around issues of youth incarceration.
Learn more: http://www.freewriteartsliteracy.org/about/
The Westside Justice Center is Wheelchair accessible. Please contact the organizer with any other accessibility needs.