The League of Women Voters of Santa Monica (LWVSM) is pleased to invite you to a screening of Racially Charged: America’s Misdemeanor Problem, a documentary by Robert Greenwald.
The film explains how misdemeanor offenses were created in the Jim Crow era to target
formerly enslaved people and are still being used today to disproportionately arrest people of color and poor people, often with dire consequences to those arrested.
The LWVSM thanks the Committee for Racial Justice (CRJ), the Santa Monica Coalition for Police Reform (CPR) and the Human Relations Council Santa Monica Bay Area (HRC Santa Monica) for their collaboration.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion and question and answer session
moderated by Michele Wittig, convener, Santa Monica Coalition for Police Reform and LWVSM member. She’ll be joined on the panel by Angela Scott, Santa Monica Public Safety Reform and Oversight commissioner, Committee for Racial Justice steering committee member and LWVSM member, as well as Natalya Zernitskaya, president of the LWVSM.
The event will be presented via zoom webinar at 2p.m. on Sunday. October 17.