Racially Charged: America’s Misdemeanor Problem – Spokane screening and Community Conversation

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
The misdemeanor system in the United States ensnares more than 13 million people a year – most of them poor or people of color – and has led to the wrongful imprisonments and deaths of countless Black Americans, including George Floyd and Eric Garner.

Join free screenings and post-film discussions of Robert Greenwald’s film ‘Racially Charged: America’s Misdemeanor Problem,’ to learn more about the misdemeanor system nationally and how it impacts people in Washington State.

Through first-person accounts of those charged under the Black Codes of the Reconstruction era paralleled with the outrageous stories of people trapped in the system today, the film brings to light the unfolding of a powerful engine of profits and racial inequality. With the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement, this film provides historical context and examines America’s history of racist oppression.

Join community conversations hosted by Fix Democracy First, Meaningful Movies Project, the Meaningful Movies venues of Spokane and Tacoma, and the Social Justice Film Institute to find out what activists and nonprofits are doing to change the conversation around policing and incarceration and how YOU can help!

May 19 – Racially Charged (Eastern Washington Schedule)
  • 6:30 Watch the Film
  • 7:10 Post-Film Discussion on Zoom
Join local activists and experts to learn what you can do to combat over-policing and incarceration in Eastern Washington and the Spokane area.
Panelists – ACLU WA and Spokane Prisoner Rights Activist

Sponsors: Social Justice Film Festival Tacoma Meaningful Movies Fix Democracy First
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