In 1989, five (5) Black teen-age boys were accuse of raping and beating a White Central Park woman jogger in New York City. They did not do it. They were arrested, convicted, imprisoned for years and exonerated.
The Black Star Project's
The Sunday University
Member, Central Park Five
Mr. Salaam will lead the discussion after the film. Mr. Salaam was 15 years old when he was arrested, convicted and imprisoned.
Sunday, November 1, 2015
3509 South King Drive, Suite 2B
FREE Movie and Discussion!!!
While this movie is free, we will pass the "revolutionary plate" to support the work of The Black Star Project.
Limited Seating, First Come-First Seated
Please call 773.285.9600 for more information.
These five young Black teen-age boys were accused of raping a young White woman in Central Park in New York City in 1989. They did not do it, but they all were found guilty and sent to prison for 13 years. They were essentially "framed" by the New York City Police Department. New evidence had them exonerated and released. They have won a $41 million settlement from the City of New York.
Click Here to See and Hear Mr. Yusef Salaam Discuss the Settlement for Central Park Five.
Please call 773.285.9600 to bring Mr. Yusef Salaam and this film to your city.
On Saturday, November 7, 2015, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm, at 3509 South King Drive, Chicago, Illinois, The Black Star Project is sponsoring
Black Girls Read
for Cash and Glory!
Top Prizes for 9th- to 12th-grade Black female readers
$200.00 for 1st Place
$175.00 for 2nd Place
$125.00 for 3rd Place
Top Prizes for 5th- to 8th-grade Black female readers
$150.00 for 1st Place
$125.00 for 2nd Place
$100.00 for 3rd Place
Top Prizes for 1st- to 4th-grade Black female readers
$100 for 1st Place
$75.00 for 2nd Place
$50.00 for 3rd Place
Young women will read passages from Ida B. Wells, Fannie Lou Hamer, Harriet Tubman, Maya Angelou, Coretta Scott King, Sojourner Truth, Rosa Parks, Betty Shabazz, Rose Marie Harding or other great Black heroines from history.
You must register to participate in this event. Registration is limited. This competition is only open to young Black females.You must bring proof of grade level to enter this contest. Awards will not be given without proof of grade level. Readers will be judged by a panel of educators, mentors and community members.
Selected winners will read to all of Chicago on The Parent Revolution Radio Show onWVON1690AM.
All prizes will be awarded within one week of November 7, 2015.
Please call 773.285.9600 to register your Black girls and young Black women readers for this competition of courage, skill and excellence. This event is open to the public.