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.