Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland

February 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History

The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with the World Workers Party, will screen the documentary, Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland.

In 2015, Sandra Bland, a politically active 28-year-old black woman from Chicago was arrested for a traffic violation in a small Texas town. Three days later, Sandra was found hanging from a noose in her jail cell. Though ruled a suicide, her death sparked allegations of racially-motivated police murder, and Sandra became a poster child for activists nationwide, leaving millions to question, “What really happened to Sandra Bland?”

Following the film, there will be a discussion led by Monica Moorehead, a former presidential candidate of the Workers World Party. Monica is well known for her active participation in many liberation struggles, especially those impacting the Black community and women. She is a founder and organizer for imprisoned political activist and journalist, Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Workers World Party fights for a socialist society. WWP promotes international working-class solidarity, the right of every nation to sovereignty and self-determination, and militant resistance at home to imperialist interventions and wars.