Window on Williams: Racism and Homophobia in Criminal Justice

Part of Claiming Williams 2016. Two of the four women of the New Jersey Four Case (2006) share their story. In 2006 they were arrested after fighting off a violent attack. Charged with gang assault and attempted murder, they were bashed by media and deemed a “Gang of Killer Lesbians.” The film "Out in the Night" documented their trials, the protest against their convictions and their release. The film also reveals how their race, gender identity and sexuality became criminalized and were used by the justice system to imprison them. Sponsored by Converging Worlds, the Black Student Union, the Queer Student Union, and RASAN.

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