The Center for Community Growth is excited to complete our 2015 Film Series the last Friday in October, with Out in the Night.
Through the lives of four young women, Out in the Night reveals how their race, gender identity and sexuality became criminalized in the mainstream news media and criminal legal system. Under the neon lights in a gay-friendly neighborhood of New York City, four young African-American lesbians are violently and sexually threatened by a man on the street. They defend themselves against him and are charged and convicted in the courts and in the media as a ‘Gang of Killer Lesbians’.
We are excited to welcome Malinda Levis to facilitate a panel discussion highlighting the intersectionality of social justice presented by this film. Malinda comes to the Center after having just retired from 27 years of service at IUP, much of this as director of the Haven Center. Students look to her as a strong and experienced voice of reason when designing sustainable and lasting positive change. We can count on her to engage a thoughtful and provocative conversation.