[act-ma] 3/10 Hate Crimes in the Heartland: Film Screening and Discussion

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Tue Mar 10 06:29:38 PDT 2015

/*Hate Crimes in the Heartland: */
*Film Screening and Discussion*

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall
Harvard Law School
1515 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

/Hate Crimes in the Heartland/ is an award winning documentary film and 
community outreach project that explores our national epidemic of hate 
crimes through the lens of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Here two crimes, over 90 
years apart, are impacting human rights, media, crime, race and 
punishment in communities today.

The film begins in Tulsa, where two white men drove through the 
African-American Greenwood neighborhood targeting blacks at random, 
killing three and leaving two others in critical condition in 2012. The 
film follows the murders, social media uproar, manhunt, capture and 
prosecution of two suspects who faced the death penalty.

Like no other documentary exploring this topic, /Hate Crimes in the 
Heartland/ exposes current and past hate crimes in our nation, 
especially the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot in which Black Wall Street was 
burned to a cinder, 10,000 were made homeless and up to 300 perished at 
the hands of a white mob. /Heartland/ exposes how racial animosity still 
haunts American culture by exploring the most violent race riot in our 
history. Set in the same Tulsa neighborhood, the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot 
brings the thorny lessons of the past into the still surging river of 
present-day unrest.

Post-screening discussion including:

  * *Rachel Lyon*, Film Director/Producer
  * *Steven Hawkins*, Executive Director of Amnesty International
  * *Reggie Turner*, Founder of The Tulsa Project and Associate Producer

Moderated by *Professor Charles J. Ogletree, Jr.*

Co-sponsored by Amnesty International

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