Black Lives Matter exhibition takes on social media

Black Lives Matter exhibition takes on social media
Black Lives Matter exhibition takes on social media

Black Lives Matter exhibition takes on social media

Cleveland police have just agreed to strict federal reforms that limit use of force, following a settlement with the Department of Justice. The agreement comes after the controversial shootings of unarmed African-Americans. Those shootings by police are part of a series of deaths under increasing scrutiny across the nation. Northwestern University’s Block Cinema seeks to take a new lens to the issue Wednesday. It’s hosting a discussion about race and police power called “When You CAN’T Shake It Off.” The discussion uses clips from YouTube and other sources to examine: How does civil resistance operate in an Internet age? One of tonight’s presenters, the Block’s Guest Curator Will Schmenner, details where he plans to take the discussion. (Flickr/Chris Wieland)