Reel Justice, a film conference on media activism will kick-off its national tour in Jackson, MS at Tougaloo College from Friday, March 27, 2009 at 6PM through Saturday, March 28, 2009.
Sponsored by Working Films and the Andrus Family Fund the conference focuses on models for community reconciliation as a response to violence, and in particular police brutality, racially motivated violence and violence against women.
Jackson activists Nsombi Lambright of the ACLU, Derrick Johnson of the NAACP and Chokwe Lumumba of the National Conference of Black Lawyers will join, filmmakers, and Hip Hop artists such Byron Hurt and M1 of Dead Prez to screen films with students and community members discussing strategies for healing and justice.
The next stop on the Reel Justice Tour is Lehman College in the Bronx, NY. For more information, and to register, go to workingfilms.org/reeljustice.
This event is free and open to the public!