November 18 at 6:30pm the League of Women Voters is hosting a screening of “Racially Charged: America’s Misdemeanor Problem” for the United Against Hate Week. Register here.
About this event
Join the League of Women Voters of Berkeley, Albany, Emeryville for a screening of “Racially Charged: America’s Misdemeanor Problem,” followed by a discussion with special guests. We stand with our Berkeley, Albany, Emeryville communities against hate!
More about the film:
RACIALLY CHARGED: America’s Misdemeanor Problem exposes how our country’s history of racial injustice evolved into an enormous abuse of power within the justice system. 13 million people a year – most of them poor and people of color – are caught in this system.
Told through parallel first-person accounts of those charged under the Black Codes of the Reconstruction Era, to the heartbreaking stories from people caught up in the system today, the film brings to light the unfolding of a powerful engine of inequality and profit that personifies the birth of Black Lives Matter while shedding new light on our history of wrongful convictions with deadly consequences.
In addition to the first-person accounts, the film showcases key analysis from experts in the fields of law, criminal justice, and historical racism.
More about United Against Hate Week:
United Against Hate Week (Nov. 14-20, 2021) is a call for local civic action to stop the hate and implicit biases that are a dangerous threat to the safety and civility of our neighborhoods, towns and cities.
United Against Hate Week emerged from a United Against Hate poster campaign created by Bay Area Cities in response to white supremacist rallies in Berkeley and San Francisco in 2017.
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