Film Screening: In Defense of Justice in Denver
Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center [Sarasota]
|Date:||Saturday, March 27, 2021|
|Location:||Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center|
|Address:||525 Kumquat Ave Sarasota|
Saturday, March 27,2021
Masks are required
23-year-old Elijah McClain was murdered by Aurora Police in August 2019. The only people to face charges are the activists who led peaceful protests demanding justice.
On September 17, Denver-area police forces led a coordinated series of surprise arrests of lead organizers of the peaceful protest movement for #JusticeforElijahMcClain. Three of the arrested organizers — Lillian House, Joel Northam, and Eliza Lucero — were held in jail for eight days without explanation in dangerous and degrading conditions. The charges these activists now face are some of the most extreme in recent history, carrying as many as 48 years in prison.
This repressive campaign is led by the very law enforcement agencies and officials that came under unprecedented scrutiny due to the protests led by these activists. If successful, this attack will not only put innocent anti-racist organizers behind bars, but it will undermine the very right to protest those who hold power in this country. That’s why we in Sarasota believe it is so important to stand with Denver.
Please join us for a screening of In Defense of Justice in Denver, a short documentary film about this case. We are asking attendees to make a minimum donation of $5 to benefit the defense fund of the targeted organizers.
You can make your donation directly to the fund at denverdefense.org/donate or via Venmo to @donate4denver.