City Without Walls (cWOW) and HYCIDE magazine will present a screening of Revolution ’67, in conjunction with The Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights (CGHR). The film directed by Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno focuses on the six-day Newark, N.J. rebellion on July 12, 1967 (better known as The Newark Riots). The film reveals how the disturbance began as spontaneous revolts against poverty and police brutality and ended as fateful milestones in America’s struggles over race and economic justice. A discussion with the filmmakers and The 5 Wards curator Akintola Hanif moderated by Nela Navarro, Co-Director of The Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights will immediately follow the screening.
About the film, Tom Hayden states: “To recover, you have to know what happened.” Forty years later, Newark is undergoing a much needed revitalization and yet continues to struggle with high poverty rates, unemployment and challenges within its public school system. The greatest lesson of the 1960s is that the people must empower themselves in order for that change to occur.
“Revolution ’67 accurately and effectively captures the mood, the pain, the loss, the ambiguity, the fear and the continuing impact of the violent unrest of the summer of 1967. This film helps us to remember a time that still inspires and haunts America.” –Historian Lonnie G. Bunch, founding director, Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Located on the Newark campus of Rutgers University, CGHR seeks to enhance our understanding of and find solutions to the most pressing 21st century challenges related to peace and conflict. To this end, the Center promotes cutting-edge research and scholarship on issues such as genocide, conflict resolution, sustainability, justice, global health, and human rights.
The film screening will held at City Without Walls on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 6:30pm
**Limited edition posters will be available for purchase.