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Killing Black Women: Race, Gender, and Capital Punishment

Sunday, August 02, 2015
Gallery 400
400 S. Peoria Street

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Join Project NIA and Gallery 400 to kick off a month of events focused on how Black women have been and continue to be targets of state violence. A number of Chicago groups have come together in the wake of Dante Servin’s acquittal to organize a series of events during Black August that will highlight and lift up the stories and experiences of cis and trans Black women who are currently or have been targets of state violence.

Killing Black Women: Race, Gender and Capital Punishment focuses on the lives of Black women who have been murdered by the state through the death penalty. This event includes a screening of the film The Execution of Wanda Jean (90 min.) followed by a discussion about how Black women have been targeted by the death penalty.

Space is limited. Please RSVP here.

Find more information about the events during Black August here.