Dorian Emerson’s touchingly real portrait follows 14-year-old James as he navigates the streets of Liberty City in Miami. Emerson’s film will serve as the catalyst for a conversation about education, activism, youth, police brutality, gentrification, and so much more. Artist, scholar and culture strategist Ebony Golden from Betty’s Daughter Arts Collaborative will lead a facilitated conversation following a shared viewing of the film with breakout sessions and plenty of time for all participants to share stories and make plans for action.
Latin for the word Blacks, Negros is an experimental short film depicting the young black male experience in modern day Miami. The story follows James, 14, as he overcomes a series of traumas in order to make a difference in his neighborhood and rediscover adolescent joy.
*This is a free event but registration through the link to the left is required to access the link and password for this live online event.