Saturday, March 14, 2015

Oakland Premier of Tales of the Grim Sleeper

Showing Wednesday, March 18, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Omni Commons
4799 Shattuck Ave.
Oakland, California 94609

Acclaimed new film documents the investigation of a notorious serial killer who terrorized South Central LA for over 25 years, targeting Black women. The film is a devastating expose of the lack of police effort in finding and stopping the killer, and the efforts of the Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders to get accountability in the criminal neglect of law enforcement.The Black Coalition’s theme since the mid 1980s was Black Women’s Lives Count, reminiscent of today’s #BlackLivesMatter movement.

The film also shows the vulnerability to violence of sex workers as easy prey due to their illegality. The police referred to these murders as NHI - no humans involved. The film was short-listed for an Academy Award.Trailer:

Called By US PROStitutes Collective

Co-Sponsors: All of Us or None; Global Women's Strike; In Defense of Prostitute Women's Safety Project; Erotic Service Providers Union; Legal Action for Women; Queer Strike; Sin Barras.