Film & Discussion: Assata - Eyes on the Rainbow
“Eyes on the Rainbow” portrays the life of Assata Shakur, the Black liberation leader who escaped from unjust imprisonment. Assata was given political asylum in Cuba, where she has lived for 29 years. She is still being persecuted by the FBI for a crime she did not commit, and was recently put on the “Most Wanted Terrorist List.”
”Like most poor people in the United States, I have no voice. The Black press and the progressive media, as well as Black civil rights organizations, have historically played an essential role in the struggle for social justice. We should continue and expand that tradition. We should create media outlets that help to educate our people and our children, and not annihilate their minds…I sincerely ask those of you in the Black media, those of you in the progressive media and those of you who believe in truth and freedom to publish my story.”—Assata Shakur (47min., 1997)
Discussion will follow the film. $5-10 donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Wheelchair accessible. Refreshments provided.