Leeway Foundation and Bread & Roses Community Fund present Out in the Night, a documentary that tells the story of the “New Jersey 4” - four young African American women who fought back against violent and sexual threats by a man on a New York City street. As a result of their defense, the women are charged and convicted in the courts and media as a “Gang of Killer Lesbians.” The film reveals how race, gender identity and sexuality are used to criminalize these women in the mainstream news and the legal system.
The film screening will be precede by a trailer for the upcoming documentary FREE CeCe, about CeCe McDonald, a trans African American woman who survived a violent, racist and transphobic attack and served time in a men’s prison in Minnesota. After the screening, stay for a discussion with filmmaker Blair Dorosh-Walther, Patreese Johnson (one of the New Jersey 4), and two members from Hearts on a Wire. The discussion will be moderated by scholar-activist Heath Davis
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