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"I, A Black Woman, Resist" Screening and Discussion

  • 2325 Rayburn House Office Building (map)

Screening and discussion with special guest, Dr. Sharrelle Barber

When: March 11, 2019 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Where: 2325 Rayburn

*Updates may be made*

Dear Colleague, 

Please join Professor Barber and her team for a screening of the "I, A Black Woman, Resist" documentary, a screening organized in conjunction with Rep. Ro Khanna. 

Dr. Barber will speak and answer questions about her inspiration to create this documentary after an Afro-Brazilian and staunch critic of police brutality and state-sanctioned violence, was assassinated on March 14th, 2018. This short film bears witness to the life and legacy of Marielle Franco: an activist, politician and a champion for racial and gender equity in Brazil. 

Deeply rooted in the longstanding tradition of Black Feminist activism in Brazil, Marielle dedicated herself to speaking truth to power and to uplifting and empowering marginalized communities in Brazil— up until the final moments of her life. Featuring a first-hand account of the event at Casa das Pretas (Black Women's House) on March 14 from Dr. Sharrelle Barber, this short documentary seeks to raise awareness, build consciousness, and facilitate dialogue around the necessity of transnational solidarity in the fight against racism and the global struggle for Black Lives.

Please RSVP and direct questions to Marilyn.Zepeda@mail.house.gov

Sincerely,

Raúl M. Grijalva                           Ro Khanna

Member of Congress              Member of Congress