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Word*Rock*&Sword- “Treasure”: A Film Screening with Bed-Stuy Restoration
Sep 18, 2015 @ 7:00 pm| Free
Treasure is a documentary that tells the story of Shelley “Treasure” Hilliard, a 19-year-old transgender woman of color from Detroit whose brutal murder was not tried as a hate crime. The documentary, as dream hampton describes, is more than just a film created in honor of Shelley Hilliard’s life and her mother Lyniece Nelson’s commitment to justice for the trans community—TransParent is “about projections and perceptions…communities misrepresented and misunderstood.”
The film will be introduced by Detroit activist and community organizer, Emani Love. Love works tirelessly in the field of Transjustice and Healing justice. She is an outreach worker at the Ruth Ellis Center in Detroit and oversees the Trans JustUs women’s group, a workshop and bimonthly healing retreat for trans women.
A Q&A will follow the screening.
dream hampton, known for her longtime coverage of hiphop culture and her film work (among them “I AM ALI” and “Black August”) is a Detroit native and the director of TransParent. Natasha Miller, the producer of TransParent, is a Detroit Kresge artist fellowship recipient, a performance poet, an LGBT activist, and a queer woman of color who was born and raised in Detroit.
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, the nation’s first community development corporation, partners with residents and business to improve the quality of life of Central Brooklyn by fostering economic self-sufficiency; creating healthy, stable families; promoting the arts and culture; and transforming the neighborhood into a safe, vibrant place to live, work and visit.