Rokhaya Diallo, Afro-Parisienne journalist, antiracism activist, and award-winning filmmaker, turned her camera on an emerging generation of black activists who, in the wake of the deaths of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, were able to mobilize international opinion in favor of the protests in America. Although France is confronted with similar problems, the victims of French police brutality have not benefited from the same media attention. Not Yo Mama’s Movement explores the similarities and differences between the racial situations in the U.S. and France and how today’s activists navigate building movements for change.
A discussion with filmmaker Diallo, Shaun King, Rev. Jacqui Lewis, PhD and Amal Bentounsi will follow the screening. The conversation will be moderated by Lumumba Akinwole-Bandele, Senior Community Organizer at the NAACP-LDF and educator from Central Brooklyn.
This program is presented in partnership with The March on Washington Film Festival (MOWFF), a production of The Raben Group and EGM NY Productions.
Wednesday, October 26 at 6:30PM
Please note that registration for this program is now closed, and we are no longer accepting new RSVPs.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library,
515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037, www.schomburgcenter.org