CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Unapologetically Black, The Movement for Black Lives Convening 2015 will make its first debut at the Cleveland State University Theater on February 13.
The documentary, which was created in Cleveland during the Movement for Black Lives Convening this past July, captures the activities of the event that drew roughly 1,200 attendees from around the world.
Narrated by Maurice Moe Mitchell and directed by Soraya Soi Free, Unapologetically Black is expected to take viewers on an emotional roller coaster as it highlights some of the most recent, controversial police-involved killings that have inspired protesters to take to the streets all across the U.S.
The energy of the film reflects the dismay of community members and leaders, who are dissatisfied by the process of the U.S. justice system during the repeated aftermath of stories that have made headlines time and time again. The movie also serves as a way to reiterate the now widely heard message of the group, that Black lives matter.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. and guests are welcomed to the free screening on a first-come, first-served basis.
In addition to the film, a discussion panel will be held as well as a live performance.
The honorees in attendance will be the children of Voices in the Valley and Yvetta Eley, the group's Cultural Arts Director.
Anticipated panelists include:
Activist Latonya Goldsby, cousin of Tamir Rice
Activist Rian Brown
Dr. Rhonda Williams, Director and Founder of CWRU Social Justice Institute
Dr. Willa Hemmon, Attorney and past Professor at Cleveland State University
Soraya Soi Free, Activist, Director, Filmmaker and Healthcare Professional
Refreshments will be served.
WHEN: 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2016
LOCATION: 2121 Euclid Ave in Room MC201.
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