Here’s another way we’re engaging the community to learn about critical community issues and open spaces for meaningful discussions. As part of our MLK activities, we’re kicking off the 2008 Echoes of Color Film Series tonight with Every Mother’s Son.
This film tells the story of three victims of police brutality that made headlines around the country: Amadou Diallo, the young West African man whose killing sparked intense public protest; Anthony Baez, killed in an illegal choke-hold; and Gary (Gidone) Busch, a Hasidic Jew shot and killed outside his Brooklyn home. “Every Mother’s Son” tells of the victims’ three mothers who came together to demand justice and accountability.
After the screening of the film, Jeremy Solomons will lead a discussion with attendees and panelists including Travis County Sheriff Greg Hamilton, Nelson Linder, President of the Austin branch of the NAACP and Cheryl Lee, mother and community volunteer.
I’m excited about the second part of the screening! I hope we can stimulate meaningful discussion and proactively find solutions to issues we’re dealing with right here in Austin.
ECHOES OF COLOR FILM SERIES presents
Every Mother’s Son
6:30 – 8:30pm
George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center
1165 Angelina St.
Austin, TX 78702
Director, Hands On Central Texas