Sept. 21 screening: The Rape of Recy Taylor

The Social Justice committee of Unitarian Church North is hosting a free screening and discussion of the documentary film,The Rape of Recy Taylor, on Saturday, September 21. The film will be shown at the church, 13800 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon. Doors open at 9:30 a.m., film begins at 10 a.m., and discussion follows the film.

Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Common in Jim Crow South, few women spoke up in fear for their lives. Not Recy Taylor, who bravely identified her rapists. The NAACP sent its chief rape investigator Rosa Parks, who rallied support and triggered an unprecedented outcry for justice.

This film exposes a legacy of physical abuse of black women and reveals Rosa Parks’ intimate role in Recy Taylor’s story. An attempted rape against Parks was but one inspiration for her ongoing work to find justice for countless women like Taylor. Screening and post-screening discussion sponsored by NAACP Oz Co Branch and Bridge the Divide.

Please reserve your ticket(s) with the Eventbrite link: The Rape of Recy Taylor.

9:30 am Doors Open & Guest Arrival Registration
9:50 am Introductions and Pre-Survey Instructions
10:00 am-11:30 am Screening
11:30 am-11:45 am Break & Post Survey
11:45 am-12:30 pm Post Screening Facilitated Discussion
The NAACP Branch of Ozaukee County is the sponsoring this free screening and UCN’s Social Justice Committee is hosting this event and will provide beverages and snacks.

Post Screening Panel Facilitators:

Dr. Monique Liston of UBUNTU Research

Dawn Helmrich of Lotus Legal Clinic and United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha Co

With grateful support from Bridge the Divide Cedarburg.