Join us at The Lyric on June 8th and 12th for a fundraiser screening of the 2017 film Whose Streets? at sundown on The Lyric’s outdoor screen.
About Whose Streets? Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. Empowered parents, artists, and teachers from around the country come together as freedom fighters. As the national guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance. Filmmakers Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis know this story because they have lived the story. Whose Streets? is a powerful battle cry from a generation fighting, not for their civil rights, but for the right to live. Watch the trailer here.
Event details: Tickets are free, but The Lyric will collect donations for Colorado Freedom Fund and Black Visions Collective to provide bail relief and to support activists seeking justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and the many other victims of police violence.
The Lyric complies with all public health and county recommendations. Attendance will be capped at 60 people per screening. Face coverings will be required, and for everyone’s safety The Lyric requests attendees maintain 6-feet distance from one another and from staff.
If you are unable or uncomfortable to attend the screenings, join us in solidarity and watch Whose Streets? from home. Stream the film at the same time (or any time). It’s free on Kanopy and rentable on a variety of platforms. If you have a Poudre Library card or a CSU eid you can access Kanopy for free.