About the Film:
Mrs. Recy Taylor was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Unbroken, she spoke up and fought for justice with help from Rosa Parks and legions of women.The hidden, epic story of sexual violence in the Jim Crow South, when courageous black women fight to take back their bodies and their dignity. Recy Taylor speaks up when danger is greatest, powering the coming Civil Rights Movement.
The film is followed by a panel discussion.
Amy Schwartz of Empire Justice
Mary Marino, Director RESTORE Sexual Assault Services
More panelists TBA
This screening is presented as part of The Black Cinema Series with the Rochester Association of Black Journalists (RABJ). Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys (GRAWA) is a community partner for this screening.
Donations will be collected for RESTORE: The Rape Crisis Center. Current needs include coloring books, adult coloring books, colored pencils/crayons, journals and new underwear in various sizes. Donations will be collected before and after the film.