Calling On BCALA & Friends to “Vote Up” Video Round Table Session Proposal for ALA 2016-Orlando

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In 2012, 17 year old Jordan Davis was murdered by 45 year old Michael Dunn in a Jacksonville Florida gas station over an argument about “loud music”.  As conversations about Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Walter Scott, Freddy Gray, and other victims of senseless violence play out on the national stage, 3 1∕2 MINUTES, TEN BULLETS dives deep into the aftermath of Jordan Davis’ murder.  The seamlessly constructed, riveting documentary film 3 1∕2 MINUTES, TEN BULLETS explores the danger and subjectivity of Florida’s Stand Your Ground self-defense laws by weaving Dunn’s trial with a chorus of citizen and pundit opinions, and with Jordan Davis’ parents’ wrenching experiences in and out of the courtroom.


We invite you to attend a screening of the 98 minute film as part of the of the “Now Showing @ ALA” series and join us for a panel discussion of the film and the broader role of the library in promoting racial and social justice within its communities.  Speakers: TBA – Invited guests include: Ron Davis, father of Jordan Davis; Michael Eric Dyson, Opening General Session speaker (if available); representatives of the Video Round Table, the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and the Social Responsibilities Round Table.

Thanks in advance for your support.

Michele McKenzie
Vice Chair, ALA Video Round Table
Reference Librarian
City College of San Francisco
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