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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. Program begins at 5:30pm. Film begins at 6pm. *

* Panel discussion and reception to follow screening. *

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.

Learn more about the film and the event sponsors:


Events are free and open to all, but due to space constraints registration is requested. We generally overbook to ensure a full house. Registered guests are given priority check-in 15 to 30 minutes before start time. After the event starts all registered seats are released regardless of registration, so we recommend that you arrive early. Light refreshments will be served.


Programs are photographed and recorded by the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies for educational purposes. Attending this event indicates your consent to possibly being filmed and photographed and your consent to the use of your recorded image by the School.


Please email all press inquiries (photo, video, interviews, audio-recording, etc.) at least 24 hours before the day of the program to Please note that professional photography and video recordings are prohibited without expressed consent.


June 11, 2019
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies
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NEW YORK, NY 10036
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