The movie of Fruitvale Station is based on the events leading to the death of Oscar Grant, a young African American man who was killed by a white police officer at an Oakland, California, train station during the early morning of New Year’s day 2009. The shooting and the subsequent protests were covered in the regional, national and international news.
In light of the Trayvon Martin case, Fruitvale Station reminds us that they story of Oscar Grant is not over. Racial injustice in America continues to be a needed topic of discussion, analysis and response.
Following the film, there will be a talk back that brings to light the multiple issues of oppression at play.
“Only in America can a dead black boy go on trial for his own murder.”
Co-sponsored by the Division of Inclusion and Equity, Women’s Center, Office of Multicultural Affairs, LGBT Resource Center, Student Senate Diversity Affairs Committee, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Collegiate Chapter, Act on Racism and Nu Theta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
For more information contact the Division of Inclusion and Equity at 616-331-3296.