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Dehanza Rogers: The Criminalization of Black Identity

July 7, 2020, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Dehanza Rogers: The Criminalization of Black Identity

Free. Live via Zoom webinar.

The Searchlight Series

Dehanza Rogers will discuss her work as a narrative filmmaker documenting how Black Americans navigate law enforcement and the justice system. She will show clips from #BlackGirlhood, her film about policing and authority in the classroom, which was commissioned in part by Eastern State Penitentiary and has been on view in Cellblock 8 since May 2019. Her talk will touch on the recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other Black Americans.

Dehanza Rogers is a filmmaker and an Assistant Professor of Film at Emory University.

This event is part of Eastern State's ongoing Searchlight Series of events addressing issues in contemporary corrections. The Searchlight Series discussions take place the first Tuesday of every month, free and open to the public. No reservations required. During our temporary closure due to COVID-19, discussions will take place via Zoom webinar.

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