The second screening and discussion in the Get Woke! film series will take place on Sunday, Nov 19 at SUNY Delhi.
Sean Gallagher’s docmentary Brothers of the Black List tells the story behind the longest litigated civil rights case in American history. It all began in September 1992, when an elderly woman in Oneonta, New York reported that she had been attacked in an attempted rape by a young black male who cut his hand during the altercation. This led to a college administrator at nearby SUNY Oneonta giving the police a list of the names and residences of the 125 black men who attended the school. Police used this list to track down every black male in town, questioning them and demanding to see their hands.
The screening will be followed by a discussion led by Gallagher along with Sheryl Champen, former Admissions Counselor at SUNY Oneonta. This event takes place on the SUNY Delhi campus. Please see the Get Woke! website for details, directions and parking. More info / flyer here.
Get Woke! is a monthly film/discussion series intended to get us talking about race with filmmakers and experts – and each other. Sponsored by United Ministry of Delhi, friends of Fair for All, SUNY Delhi’s History Club & Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Bushel Collective. The full screening schedule is posted here.