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Whose Streets? (2017)

Whose Streets? (2017)
Whose Streets? (2017)
7 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Fri November 15, 2019
7 PM


The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208


Free and Open to the public


Whose Streets?
(Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis, 2017, USA, DCP, 100 min)

To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Ferguson Uprising, Block Cinema partners with Northwestern’s Black Arts Initiative and the Kaplan Institute for the Humanities to present Whose Streets?, a searing, up-close and personal document of the resistance movement that emerged in the wake of the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by Missouri police. Filmmaker and activist Sabaah Folayan will appear in person to discuss the film, which offers both a chilling record of militarized police repression, and a stirring wake-up call to a new generation of civil rights activists. 

After the film, we will host a discussion with filmmaker Sabaah Folayan. Participants will include Emeka Ekwelum, PhD candidate in the Department of African American Studies at Northwestern, and Kristiana Rae Colón, playwright and co-founder of the #LetUsBreathe Collective, an alliance of artists and activists organizing through a creative lens to imagine a world without prisons and police. 

Co-presented with the Black Arts Initiative, the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, the Department of African American Studies, the Center for African American History, the Program in American History, the MFA Program in Documentary Media, and the Graduate School at Northwestern.

Contact The Block Museum of Art for more information: (847) 491-4000 or email us at block-museum@northwestern.edu