Did you know that...at least 163 people have been killed by NYPD since Amadou Diallo?
In commemoration of the 10-year anniversary of the Diallo shooting and in light of the recent Oscar Grant shooting in Oakland, CA, documentary filmmaker, Lisa Russell is producing two spoken word films on police brutality based on award winning poet, Carlos Andrés Gómez's compelling "41" poem and 2008 Urban Word NYC Team (Alexis Marie, Jasmine Nicole Man, Kayan Jewl James and B Yung)''s chilling group piece, "Go Green."
In addition, families and individuals who have personally affected by police brutality will be sharing their stories for the film. The evening will close with advocacy and legal experts explaining young people's rights when confronted by police officers.
We are looking for folks who are interested in sitting in as audience members. This is open to people of all ages but young people are particularly welcome. There will be no compensation as we intend to use the videos for viral grassroots organizing around police brutality.
If you or anyone you know would like to be involved in this event, please email Lisa Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DATE: Wednesday, February 4th, 2009
TIME: 6:30pm - 8:30pm (SHARP!)
WHERE: The Point in the Bronx, 940 Garrison Avenue, (718) 542-4139
COST: FREE! But please support The Point by purchasing food and/or beverage at the event
You can view amateur recordings of both poem by visiting http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rstSkUirbds and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGMzps-0QKA
In solidarity with:
Justice for Jake
October 22 Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation
The Point in the Bronx
Urban Word NYC