DC Film Screening: "At the River I Stand"

January 13, 2018 at 4pm - 6pm
Justice Center
617 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States
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“At the River I Stand” traces the tumultuous events that unfolded over two fateful months in 1968. In February 1968, Memphis sanitation and public workers went on strike after years of racism, neglect and abuse when two Black garbage collectors were crushed to death on the job. What began as a local strike for human dignity and a living wage, eventually captured national attention and drew Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to Memphis, along with the assassin who would kill him. It was a turning point in the Civil Rights Movement and the national struggle for racial and economic justice. The film was awarded the 1994 Erik Barnouw Award for Best Documentary by the Organization of American Historians. 

This forum will feature a screening of the film, as well as a presentation and discussion on the Movement for Black Lives and prospects for organizing in 2018.

26 RSVPS
Samantha Horton Eugene Puryear Andrea Molina Keith Anthony Little Espada Haymas Jose Elizabeth Davis Ben King Rodrigo Leonardo Coca Clayton Boylan brian becker Morgan Artyukhina Alicia Sayas Nicole Roussell Jordan Woll Claire Cook Sean Blackmon Bridget Cooney Sunil Freeman Kara Moller Juan Sebastián Alina Duarte Liz Lo Alejandra Pablos Ann Marie Julia Rapp Janel Forsythe

Who's RSVPing

Samantha Horton
Eugene Puryear
Andrea Molina
Keith Anthony Little
Espada Haymas Jose
Elizabeth Davis
Ben King
Rodrigo Leonardo Coca
Clayton Boylan
brian becker
Morgan Artyukhina
Alicia Sayas
Nicole Roussell
Jordan Woll
Claire Cook
Sean Blackmon
Bridget Cooney
Sunil Freeman
Kara Moller
Juan Sebastián
Alina Duarte
Liz Lo
Alejandra Pablos
Ann Marie
Julia Rapp
Janel Forsythe

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