Please join us on Friday evening, January 13 at the screening of PROFILED and bring your friends who are sick and tired of the profiling and murdering of Blacks and Latinos by the NYPD.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Margarita Rosario, the mother of Anthony Rosario and aunt of Hilton Vega both of whom murdered by NYPD officers in 1995; Chauniqua D, Young, a Center for Constitutional Rights attorney who was part of the successful Stop-and-Frisk case; Kristine Anderson-Welch, a community activist; and Kathleen Foster, the producer-director of Profiled.
The screening of PROFILED will be free.
Any donations will be used to help with the further distribution of this important documentary including the making of a Spanish subtitled version and to help with St. Mary’s important work for justice.
Fri. Jan.13, 2017 6:00-8:00 pm
ST. MARY’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
521 W. 126 St., NY, NY 10027
PROFILED knits the stories of mothers of black and Latin youth murdered by the NYPD into a powerful indictment of racial profiling and police brutality, and places them within a historical context of the roots of racism in the U.S.
Ranging from the routine harassment of minority students in an affluent Brooklyn neighborhood to the killings and protests in Staten Island and Ferguson, Missouri, Profiled bears witness to the racist violence that remains an everyday reality for black and Latin people in this country and gives us a window on one of the burning issues of our time.
“Excellent! A very real film showing statistics and accurate data of how our families were brutalized then during our amcesors’ time and now! This has to stop! We are more than hashtags and body bags!”
Tawanda Jones, Community activist, Baltimore, MD.
Sister of Tyrone West who died in police custody 2013
Jones has been recognized by the local branch of the NAACP and Johns Hopkins University for her dedication to social justice.
“PROFILED is a powerful documentary and a crucial contribution to the discussion of race and racism in America — both in terms of its economic and ideological impact. First, it gives a voice to the family, friends and community members of the young men and women who have been killed by the police. Second, it provides interviews and evidence of the roots and importance of racism in American history from the beginning as a specific strategy of power elites to keep the American working class divided by race to weaken their abilty to improve the lives of themselves and their children,”
Pat Keeton, Prof. of Communication Arts
Ramapo College of NJ