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“The Rape of Recy Taylor”: Black Women Leading Movements – Then & Now
June 11, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Women’s Organizing Network (WON) and CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies present:
“The Rape of Recy Taylor”
Black Women Leading Movements – Then & Now
A film screening & panel discussion
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
5:30pm – 8:30pm
* Doors open at 5pm * Film begins at 6pm * Panel discussion and reception to follow screening *
Ashley Sawyer, Girls for Gender Equity
Ojiugo Uzoma, The Women’s Organizing Network
Onleilove Alston, Her Wisdom Consulting
Recy Taylor was gang raped by six white males in 1944 Alabama. Her fight for justice, refusal to be silenced, and the solidarity she shared with Rosa Parks, the NAACP chief rape investigator at the time, are highlighted in this documentary. The efforts of these women and organizers to take back their bodies led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the movements that followed.
A panel of Black women organizers will reflect on the film and the importance of valuing and advancing the leadership of Black women in community organizing movements, from civil rights to the present.
This event is free and open to the public.
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