Thursday, June 21 | 7 - 9 p.m. |
2 CEUs Available
This film follows Anthony and Tom, two veterans who go on a 2,700-mile walk from Milwaukee, Wisc., to Santa Monica, Calif. The journey allows them to meditate on the mental health issues they experienced after returning from war in Afghanistan, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. They speak to people along the way about suicide and other issues affecting active-duty military members, veterans and their families.
Recy Taylor, an African American wife and mother in Alabama in the 1940s, was raped by a gang of youth on her way home from church. Rather than remaining silent, as did many women of color who were victims of sexual violence at the time, Taylor sought justice, leading to a nationwide protest that helped spark the modern civil rights movement.
This documentary looks at a gang of LGBTQ youth of color that formed in Washington, D.C., to protect themselves from the violence and homophobia they experience in their community. Members of community organizations try to reach out to the youth to help them overcome stigma and live their dreams.