12:00am

Mon July 22, 2013
Fruitvale Station

Today on Your Call: Does knowing who the man Oscar Grant was change how you view his death?


On today's Your Call, we'll talk about the film, "Fruitvale Station," which is now out in theaters.  It tells the story of Oscar Grants last day, and depicts the violence on the BART platform that led to his death.  Does it capture a truth you had not previously understood about this person, this event, and what it symbolizes?  Join us at 10am Pacific Time or post a comment here. How does watching a very humanized Oscar Grant character change how feel about what happened to him?  And as the nation grapples with the result of the trial around Trayvon Martin's death, are people becoming more aware of the impacts of racial profiling?  It's Your Call, with Holly Kernan and You.

Guests:

Cheo Tyehimba Taylor, founder and executive producer of The Game Changers Project

Chris Johnson, creator of Question Bridge: Black Males, a video installation project

J'Shaun, 16 years old and attends ‘Gateway to College’ High School in Oakland

Resources:

TOWNHALL MEETING ON FRIDAY 7/26: From Trajedy to Triumph: Evening of Intergenerational Hope and Healing

2025 Network for Black Men and Boys

The Game Changers Project

Forwardever Media

Question Bridge: Black Males

East Bay Asian Youth Center (EBAYC)

Dream Defenders

Am I Suspicious? -- A video and campaign by Howard University students

The Nation: Animating Black Bodies

Highbrow Magazine: Trayvon Martin and Oscar Grant: Accidental Heroes

Oakland Local: Critiquing critical perspectives on Fruitvale Station

New America Media: Fruitvale the Movie: Will the World Feel it Like We Do in Oakland?

Colorlines: ‘Fruitvale Station,’ a Landmark

NPR: Fatal Shooting At 'Fruitvale Station' Hits Home For Film's Stars

 

 

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