"For Ahkeem" Film Screening and Discussion

Saturday, July 28, 2018 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Room: 
Truman Forum
NR - Not Rated
Set in North St. Louis, For Ahkeem illuminates challenges that many Black teenagers face in America today, and witnesses the strength, resilience, and determination it takes to survive.

Watch the film trailer here

Guest Panelist:
Daje Shelton: film’s star
Jeff Truesdale: film producer
Donta Goodwin: educator and founding member of the Griot Institute
Darryl Chamberlain: professor, artist, musician, historian and founder of the A Flat Orchestra.
Cecilia Evelyn Belser-Patton: Champions organizer, Missouri Jobs With Justice & Founder and Principal Consultant for Just Systems LLC
Dylan Burd: educator & candidate for State Representative of the 23rd district

Moderator: Justice Gatson: ACLU of Missouri

Presented by: The ACLU of Missouri, The Kansas City Public Library, The Griot Institute, Reale Justice Network: Breaking the Pipeline Coalition, and The A Flat Orchestra

If you have any questions, email Jason Pearl at jasonpearl@kclibrary.org