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February 13 - February 26, 2004


Injustice: Police Brutality in the U.K. - Washington Premiere

brian douglass killed in the UKThe Alexandria Black History Resource Center hosts Port Of Harlem's showing of Injustice. The 98-minute film highlights ongoing police brutality against the United Kingdom's Black population.

Between 1969 and 1999, more than 1,000 people died while in police custody in England - -  where police generally do not carry guns.  Never has that society held an officer legally accountable.  According to the film's producers, UK broadcasters have banned its showing.

In his review of the film, Port Of Harlem's Jared Ball says that is it necessary for us to share such stories so that we can recognize and then transform our common experience into common resources, and make them benefit our common people.  Mass media, he says,  "hide common patterns of treatment that Black people meet at the hands of the colonial elite."

The Washington premier of the controversial film is Thursday, March 11, 2004 from 6p to 8p at the Resource Center, 638 N. Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA. Seats are limited. To reserve a seat, call the Resource Center, 703-838-4356 or click here.

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