Book Talk: No Doubt: The Murder(s) of Oscar Grant

When & Where
La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Avenue (two blocks from Ashby BAR
Berkeley, CA 94705
May 14, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Contact
info@lapena.org
510 849 2568

 

The Bay Area Book Release of ‘No Doubt: The Murder(s) of Oscar Grant’ BOOK-COVER-single-690x1024written by Thandisizwe Chimurenga will take place on 5/14. Sponsored by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement and ONYX, award-winning, hip hop journalist Davey D of KPFA’s Hard Knock Radio will moderate the evening.

Chimurenga, an award-winning freelance journalist, covered the 2010 trial of the police officer accused of murder in the death of Oscar Grant, the subject of the hit 2013 film “Fruitvale Station” produced by Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker. “No Doubt” is an analysis of the trial which was moved to Los Angeles due to extensive pre-trial publicity.

Chimurenga uses her writing as political activism. In “No Doubt,” she connects the systematic state-sanctioned violence against young Black males nationally through the lens of Oscar Grant’s murder.