'Bars4Justice' Film Screening
"Bars4Justice" is a documentary short film shot on location in Ferguson which addresses Hip-Hop's role in the movement for social justice and racial injustices. The film follows Emcee/Activist Jasiri X who was invited to perform at Mike Brown's benefit concert on Aug. 9, 2015 along with Common, Talib Kweli, Immortal Technique, Cornell West, and Bree Newsome.
Since the 2014 killing of unarmed 17 year old Mike brown in Ferguson, more than 1,100 people were killed at the hands of police including Rumain Brisbon of Phoenix.
Hip hop is the main influencer of youth in America and all over the world. Through dialogue and education eventually we will be able to reduce the demand for negative music by increasing the public's access to inspiring cultural narratives.
There will be a Q&A student interaction session with award winning international filmmakers Queen Muhammad Ali (Director, Producer), and Hakeem Khaaliq (Director, Producer). Sponsored by the Africana Studies Program, part of Black History Month 2016.