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Feminist Films: The Rape of Recy Taylor

UIC Social Justice Initiative
Event organized by UIC Social Justice Initiative

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Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. This film exposes a legacy of physical abuse of black women and reveals Rosa Parks’ intimate role in Recy Taylor’s story. The event will include a post-screening dialogue facilitated by Scheherazade Tillet and Leah Gipson from A Long Walk Home, Inc. and Essence McDowell.

Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. Wheelchair accessible.

Presented by UIC Women’s Leadership and Resource Center, Campus Advocacy Center, African American Cultural Center, Social Justice Initiative, and A Long Walk Home.

This program is part of the Women’s Leadership and Resource Center’s Feminist Films, which center women and femmes, people of color, LGBTQIA+ community, those with disabilities, indigenous people and other marginalized perspectives. Each screening is accompanied by a workshop, discussion, or art-making session. Interested in partnering with us? Contact Iliana Figueroa at ifigue2@uic.edu for more information.