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
"ARRESTING POWER: RESISTING POLICE VIOLENCE IN PORTLAND, OREGON"