SFUSD's African American Achievement Leadership Initiative (AAALI) + Kingmakers of Oakland (KOO) Present a Private Screening of Revolution Remix
SFUSD's African American Achievement Leadership Initiative (AAALI) is partnering with Kingmakers of Oakland (KOO) to hold a special private virtual screening of the short film Revolution Remix on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Co-written and co-directed by Judd Flemming and Cava Menzies in collaboration with Oakland-based African American youth activists, this film seeks to inform, inspire and invite the audience to change the systems that have failed too many African American youth for too long.
In response to the 2020 summer protests, a collective of Oakland-based youth created this short film and soundtrack as an expression of their complex emotions. The 4-song Revolution Remix EP and visual storytelling of the film capture the spirit of the struggle and perseverance African Americans have experienced since their ancestors first stepped foot on the eastern shore in bondage. Too often, stories about and for young people are told through the eyes of adults. This dynamic story is by youth for youth.
The film will be the centerpiece of a co-sponsored community event that aims to showcase the impact of AAALI and celebrate the importance of uplifting, celebrating, and amplifying the brilliance, voice, and leadership of African American youth. The event will also include a special panel discussion featuring artists from the film as well as local SFUSD youth and community stakeholders.
Students, families, staff, and community members interested in attending the virtual screening and panel event can register at bit.ly/3eINtOW.