Docs in the Greek, March 24th

On Monday, March 24th the Documentaries in the Greek Social Justice Film Festival will show The Central Park Five in the Jenkins Greek Theater at 7:30pm. The film explores how the media portrays race, focusing on the Central Park jogger case of 1989, in which five black and latino teenagers were convicted of raping a white woman in New York City’s Central Park.

A guest speaker, Dr. Natalie Byfield, author of Savage Portrayals: Race, Media, and the Central Park Jogger Story, will follow the film. Her talk is set to begin at 9:00pm in the North Court Reception room adjacent to the Jenkins Greek Theater.

Popcorn, cookies/brownies, coffee, and hot chocolate will be available free of charge at both the film and the following discussion. We hope to see you out there!

UR Roosevelt Institute

Check out the website here and poster here for more info on the Docs in the Greek Festival.