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Watch ARRESTING POWER on Monday, February 23 at 7:00pm

Arresting Power: Resisting Police Violence in Portland, Oregon
This documentary explores Portland's unique history of policing, race relations and community resistance from the 1960s to present.
Arresting Power has been in production for over two years, born out of frustration from witnessing decades of police misconduct, demands for change, and hollow responses from the city government. As media artists and community activists, we have spent time in meetings, on the front lines of protests and behind cameras and microphones collecting stories of local police issues for the past 15 years. Arresting Power is the culmination of that work.


Monday, February 23 at 7:00pm | $8 | Producers Jodi Darby,
Julie Perini, and Erin Yanke in attendance.

Media artists and social activists Jodi Darby, Julie Perini, and Erin
Yanke.s film speaks to the history of police violence in our society,
providing a framework for understanding the systems of social control in
Portland and its history of exclusion laws, racial profiling, redlining,
and gentrification practices. Through conversations with community leaders
that include Walidah Imarisha, author of the .Oregon Black History
Timeline,. JoAnn Hardesty, and Rev. LeRoy Haynes of the Albina Ministerial
Alliance Coalition for Justice & Police Reform, Dan Handelman of Portland
Copwatch, and Kent Ford, founder of the Portland Chapter of the Black
Panther Party, the filmmakers explore alternatives to current policing
practices and consider strategies for community safety that do not employ
constant surveillance and unneeded violence.

Walidah Imarisha (who's in the
movie) noted that this isn't just a movie about police abuses and
misconduct, but also about resistance to those abuses.

Others in the movie include Kendra James' mom Shirley Isadore, Dr Haynes
of the AMA Coalition, and Keaton Otis' dad Fred Bryant, captured months
before his untimely death in late 2013.


Video Trailer:  https://vimeo.com/112031200

 https://www.arrestingpower.com/ (INFORMATION)