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Racist Roots Screening: Chelsea Theater, Chapel Hill

August 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us on the anniversary of NC’s last execution for a very special in-person screening of Racist Roots, a 25-minute film that exposes the modern death penalty’s deep entanglement with slavery, lynching & white supremacy. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with James Williams, the former chief public defender for Orange & Chatham counties; UNC-CH Professor Seth Kotch, whose book, Lethal State, chronicles the history of the NC death penalty; and Dawn Blagrove, executive director of Emancipate NC. Spoken word artist Nick Courmon will also debut his new piece, “Poison Fruit.”

Event is free, but registration is required.


Chelsea Theater
1129 Weaver Dairy Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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