Restorative DC and Advocates for Justice and Education are screening the documentary film For Ahkeem, followed by a facilitated audience dialogue. Hosted by ONE DC’s Black Workers Center.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Black Workers Center
2500 MLK Jr. Ave SE
(across from Anacostia Metro Station)
For Ahkeem follows two tumultuous years in the life of St. Louis teen Daje Shelton – two years in which friends die, love blossoms, Michael Brown is murdered, and she finds out she is pregnant. The film discusses topics such as the school-to-prison pipeline, raising a Black child in the US, structural racism, institutional inequality, and how justice is handled in public schools. Content warnings for systematic racism, state violence, and similar themes apply.
This is part of the Dignity in Schools Campaign’s National Week of Action Against School Pushout, where this years theme is “Counselors, Not Cops!” The Dignity in Schools Campaign is a national coalition working to end the school-to-prison pipeline and the current national culture of hyper-criminalization, punishment, and systematic racism