Detroit Screening and Discussion of the film The Rape of Recy Taylor
This event is in the past.
Seven decades before #MeToo and fifteen years before the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Recy Taylor and Rosa Parks spoke out against sexual violence. Together they launched a movement that would not only bring down the "Cradle of the Confederacy," but would also help change the world. This documentary, available for the first time in Detroit, tells the story of Recy Taylor, who was assaulted by a group of white men in 1944 in Abbeville, Alabama. Her testimony fit into a long history of resistance by Black women against racialized sexual violence and laid the foundation for the modern civil rights and women's rights movements.
The screening is hosted by the SASHA Center and the Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation on October 30, 2019 and will be followed with a panel discussion featuring: Dr. Danielle McGuire, Kim Trent of the Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation and the Wayne State University Board of Governors, Kalimah Johnson of SASHA Center, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, and Omari Barksdale.
The film is based upon the book At the Dark End of the Street by local author, Danielle McGuire. An author book signing will follow the screening.
Wayne State University Law School Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium 6:15pm-10PM.
All proceeds will be donated to the SASHA Center and the Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation.
Seating is limited. Please RSVP.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Paid parking is available on the street as well as at Wayne State University Parking lots across the street from the WSU Law School.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No. However, the film does contain adult content.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Will books be available for sale at the event if I only purchase a General Admission ticket?
Yes. Books will be available for $20. However ordering one now guarantees you a copy.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Can I purchase tickets at the door?
Yes. Cash or check only at the door.
For additional information, please contact Danielle McGuire: firstname.lastname@example.org.