Gang Girl Documentary & A Time of Terror: A Time of Civil Rights Exhibit

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The San Diego Chapter of the Association of Black Psychologists invites you to attend an evening exploring critical issues and strengths in the lives of inner-city youth and their families…

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Friday, March 1, 2013
5:00pm – A Time of Terror: A Time of Civil Rights, an Interactive cultural history exhibit curated by Sherehe Hollins opens
7:00pm – Gang Girl documentary starts
A Community Discussion moderated by Starla Lewis, with Valerie Goodloe, and Nafeesa and Lateefah Toney will follow the documentary

Educational Cultural Complex Auditorium
4343 Ocean View Blvd., San Diego, CA 92113
Phone: 619-388-4881

COST: Free
FOR MORE INFO: Nola Butler Byrd, Ph.D., President, San Diego Chapter of the Association of Black Psychologists,, 619-594-3128

Gang Girl: The Story Of A 22-Year-Old Girl In The LA Bloods Gang tells the story of Nafeesa Toney and her family, including her mother, photojournalist, Valerie Goodloe, who had no idea that her daughter was involved with the gangs until she began researching a story as part of her work about girls and gang affiliation. Nafeesa was raised in a middle-class Muslim home in LA. The documentary shares the challenges that Nafeesa, her sister, Lateefah and other family members face, including sexual identity, spirituality, and growing up an African American female in urban LA. The documentary and post-documentary community discussion provides an opportunity for youth, parents and the community to examine these issues through the real life story of a family. For a preview click this link: (

A Time of Terror: A Time of Civil Rights was created and first exhibited by the Black Studies Department at San Diego Mesa College. The exhibit explores the history of lynching, and the movements that were created to build a more just, humane and equal society in the U.S. The exhibit incites a very important dialogue on the importance of communities understanding how history impacts their daily lives and is relevant to their present reality. The exhibit, though graphic in nature, has gained recognition as a necessary and impactful tool that brings communities together. The information and imagery provided within the exhibit is necessary because it empowers people from diverse walks of life to think critically, and engage themselves in a part of history that is oftentimes overlooked or omitted.

Co-Sponsored by: The San Diego Community College District, San Diego Continuing Education, the SDSU Community-Based Block Program, the SDSU College of Education

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