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Black History Month and BRESI Event: Free CeCe
February 23 @ 12:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Mamie Till Mobley said it best after the murder of her son Emmett Till: “What happens to any of us, anywhere in the world, had better be the business of all of us.”
In keeping with this sentiment and in a continuation of our BRESI theme on Black and Latinx Girlhood, for this Black History Month we are screening the film Free CeCe. Here’s a blurb:
On her way to the store with a group of friends, Chrishaun Reed “CeCe” McDonald was brutally attacked. While defending her life, a man was killed. After a coercive interrogation, CeCe was incarcerated in a men’s prison in Minnesota. An international campaign to free CeCe garnered significant support from media and activists, including actress Laverne Cox.
We invite you to a screening of the film along with a Q&A with the director, Jac Gares, on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023 in the theater in the New Academic Building. Doors open at 12:45 p.m. with the screening beginning at 1:15 p.m. immediately followed by a Q&A.
Stay for refreshments in A105!