Tickets go on sale on Friday, February 19th
Sat Feb 29, 2020 – 12:00 pm | La Casa Grande
We Demand is a powerful and intimate look at the city of Rockford’s struggle to address issues of police brutality and systemic racism during the summer and fall of 2020 in response to the Minnepolis Police Department’s murder of George Floyd. The power of the movement can be felt through the powerful lyrics and narration of the May 30th Alliance spokesman, Leslie Rolfe. We Demand represents the first chapter of an inspiring documentary mini-series highlighting the May 30th Alliance’s fight for justice in Rockford, IL.
Our international friends think we Americans are crazy to have such easy access to guns.
In the UK, a mass shooting in the 1990s inspired strict gun control laws; there’s been just one mass shooting in the 22 years since.
In Australia, there was a mass shooting also in the 1990s. Laws were put into place, and there hasn’t been another mass shooting in the past 20-plus years.
It took a mass shooting in New Zealand to inspire lawmakers to tighten gun regulations.
But, in America, we have a mass shooting (an incident where four or more people are shot) every day, and our government has still not enacted similar sensible effective laws.
In the 1950s, many people thought it was madness that the US government could require people to wear seat belts. The auto industry fought this because they didn’t want to have to pay for it. Nevertheless, seat belts, air bags, and crash-resistant cars became the law. And guess what? The number of auto fatalities dramatically dropped.
Let’s work together for laws that better protect our loved ones, especially our children. We all have the right to be safe.
Nicholas Stange is a teacher at Harlem High School in Machesney Park, IL, and he is a co-director of the Harlem Veteran Project. Nicholas has worked on a number of films with Harlem students and alumni.
Director: Nick Stange
Runtime: 5 min.
Editor: Nick Stange
Cinematographer: Nick Stange
Narration/Lyrics: Leslie Rolfe
Music: “BLM (instrumental)” by Nite Owl