“Out in the Night” Film Screening + Discussion

New Jersey Four illustration

I’m proud to be moderating a post-screening discussion with filmmaker blair dorosh-walther, Patreese Johnson (one of the New Jersey 4), and members from Hearts on a Wire (a collective of trans and gender variant people inside and outside of Pennsylvania prisons).

Leeway Foundation and Bread & Roses Community Fund present Out in the Night, a documentary that tells the story of the New Jersey 4 – four young African American women who fought back against a violent attack by a stranger on a New York City street. As a result of their self-defense, the women are convicted in the courts and ridiculed by media. The film reveals how race, gender identity and sexuality are used to criminalize these women of color.

The film screening will be preceded by a trailer for the upcoming documentary FREE CeCe, about CeCe McDonald, a trans African American woman who survived a violent, racist, and transphobic attack, and served time in a men’s prison in Minnesota.

When:  Out in the Night will screen at 5:30pm on Tuesday, April 21

Where:  Drexel University’s URBN Center (3501 Market Street).

More information:  http://www.leeway.org/events/film_screening_out_in_the_night/