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.