London Filmmakers Bring Racial Justice Conversation to D.C. with U.S. Tour of Riot From Wrong

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Panel explores connection between shootings in Ferguson and London and solutions to racial tensions at home and abroad

Open Society Foundations in partnership with FullyFocused Productions will host a screening of Riot From Wrong, an award-winning documentary about the 2011 London riots triggered by the police shooting of a young man of color. The film, which explores how youth activists and the police coped with the aftermath, resonates with the events unfolding in Ferguson and Staten Island today.

Riot from Wrong chronicles the shooting death of 29-year-old Mark Duggan by police in North Tottenham, London in the summer of 2011. Duggan was of mixed race, and his death sparked peaceful protest and civil unrest among community members, which spread across London.

The panel discussion will include D.C.-and London-based youth activists and community leaders who will consider the root causes of civil unrest, including racial profiling, and possible solutions to youth exclusion and racial tensions at home and abroad.  The event is part of a U.S. educational tour to encourage dialogue among young people and their communities.

WHEN:          December 9, 2014, 5:00 PM-9:00 PM

WHERE:       THEARC Theater, 1901 Mississippi Ave., SE, Washington, D.C. 20020

WHO:

  • Allyson Criner Brown (moderator) – Associate Director and Tellin’ Stories Project Manager, Teaching for Change
  • Jeff Johnson, Award winning journalist and former BET host/producer and MSNBC contributor
  • Ronald Hampton, Retired DC police officer and former Executive Director of the National Black Police Association
  • Salim Adolfo, national vice chairperson, National Black United Front

FOLLOW:  @UKFullyFocused @RiotfromWrong

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