Please join us for the screening of “Last Day of Freedom” followed by a conversation facilitated by Donna Murch on Friday, January 13th, at 7:00pm at the Skid Row History Museum & Archive.

Directed by Dee Hibbert-Jones & Nomi Talisman | Running time: 32 min

• Nominee, Best Short Documentary Subject, The 88th Academy Awards 2016.
• Winner, an Emmy Award

About “Last Day of Freedom
When Bill Babbitt realizes his brother Manny has committed a crime he agonizes over his decision- should he call the police? “Last Day of Freedom, a richly animated personal narrative, tells the story of Bill’s decision to stand by his brother in the face of war, crime and capital punishment. The film is a portrait of a man at the nexus of the most pressing social issues of our day – veterans’ care, mental health access and criminal justice.

About Donna Murch
Donna Murch is anAssociate Professor of History at Rutgers University and author of the forthcoming book, “Crack in Los Angeles: Policing the Crisis and the War on Drugs”, which explores the militarization of law enforcement, the social history of drug consumption and sale, and the political economy of mass incarceration in late twentieth century California. Her work includes the book “Living for the City: Migration, Education and the Rise of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California”, and provides examples of how social programs implemented by grass roots organizers can expand social capital in a community and in doing so create a sense of belonging, safety and well being.

Free Movie Nights at The Museum
Free movie screenings, free popcorn, free coffee & free conversations. Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, at 7pm, we screen movies about issues that are important to our Skid Row and downtown community at the #skidrowmuseum.

Free Movie Nights at The Museum
Free movie screenings, free popcorn, free coffee & free conversations. Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, at 7pm, we screen movies about issues that are important to our Skid Row and downtown community at the #skidrowmuseum.