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Co-Sponsored with the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies and the Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair, this film digs into the case of the notorious serial killer known as the Grim Sleeper, who terrorized black and other women in South Central LA over 25 years.
Margaret Prescod - In the mid-1980’s, in response to police reports of the serial murders of Black Women in South LA, Margaret founded the Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders which resulted in the establishment of a reward by LA City and an LAPD task force to investigate the murders. Her work was reflected in the recent HBO film about the murders entitled “Tales of the Grim Sleeper.” The film was short listed for an Academy Award. She is the host and producer of “Sojourner Truth” a popular nationally syndicated drive-time public affairs program on Pacifica Radio’s KPFK in Los Angeles, WBAI in New York City and WPFW in Washington DC as well as several other stations.
Nana Gyamfi - Known as the ‘People's Attorney,' Nana Gyamfi is a human and civil rights advocate who seeks to address the social justice challenges of the community through legal advocacy, involvement in local causes and activism. In addition to being an attorney in private practice, she runs the Crenshaw Legal Clinic where she provides legal-ease workshops providing knowledge on civil rights, and is an adjunct professor at Cal State University Los Angeles in the Pan African Studies Department. Nana is also a co-founder and co-director of Human Rights Advocacy, a community based organization dedicated to defending the human rights of Black and oppressed people everywhere. Attorney Gyamfi earned her BA from Cornell University and her law degree from UCLA's School of Law.
When: Friday, May 18 | 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Where: CHS 33-105 | Light refreshments will be provided