In honor of Black History Month, Womankind is screening The Rape of Recy Taylor for February’s Movies and Communities event. Join our Brooklyn team--over food and drinks--to watch the film and talk about our community!
This 2017 documentary, directed by Nancy Buirski, highlights the true story of Recy Taylor, a black woman, who bravely identified her white rapists in 1944 – a rarity in the Jim Crow South. The NAACP’s chief rape investigator, a woman named Rosa Parks, rallied support and triggered an unprecedented outcry for justice. We selected this film as it depicts the prevalent rape of black women in the context of the intersectionality between sexual violence, sexism, and racism. Please note the movie is in English with no subtitles.
Womankind Brooklyn Community Office
147 Prince Street, Downtown Brooklyn
4th Floor Conference Room
4 PM to 6:30 PM
Event is free, but RSVP is required by 2/27
212-732-0054 x 166