DuSable Museum of African American History and HBO Present
DuSable Museum of African American History and HBO
A Special Panel Discussion Featuring Clips From
The HBO Documentary Film
“SAY HER NAME: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF SANDRA BLAND”
This documentary explores the death of Sandra Bland, a politically active 28-year old African American who, after being arrested for a traffic violation in a small Texas town, was found hanging in her jail cell three days later. Dash-cam footage revealing her arrest went viral, leading to national protests. The film team followed the two-year case beginning shortly after Bland’s death, exploring the questions of what really happened to her, and what we may learn from her tragedy.
While many learned about Sandra upon her death, she committed her life to activism and making the world a better place. There have been and will continue to be women at the heart of activist movements. Join The DuSable Museum of African American History and HBO Documentary Films for a sneak peek of the film followed by curated panel discussion featuring local Chicago women in activism to discuss, within the context of their own activism and scholarship, who these women were and are in Chicago, why it has been more difficult for women to get the recognition they deserve, and what can be done to change this. Reception to follow.
Date: Monday, October 15
Location: DuSable Museum of African American History
To Register Visit: http://bit.ly/SaySandra
(Monday) 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm