Salons at Stowe: Screening of "For Ahkeem" and discussion

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Thursday March 28

5:30 PM  –  8:00 PM

Beginning one year before the fatal police shooting of a Black teenager in nearby Ferguson, Missouri, For Ahkeem is the coming-of-age story of Daje Shelton, a Black 17-year-old girl in North St. Louis. This award-winning documentary explores the complex web between juvenile justice, education, and institutional racism through Daje’s vital but rarely heard perspective as a teenage girl, and the mother of a little black boy. 2017. USA. 90 minutes. Directed by Jeremy S. Levine and Landon Van Soest.
Since 2008, the Stowe Center's Salons have become a forum for lively discussion on contemporary topics that connect to issues that concerned Harriet Beecher Stowe.  Featured guests provide a starting point for discussion and are a resource for the audience.  At every Salon, the audience creates an "Inspiring Action" agenda - a list of specific actions that can be taken to address the issue at hand.

Salon admission is FREE thanks to our members, donors and CT Department of Economic & Community Development; CT Office of the Arts; Ensworth Charitable Trust; City of Hartford Arts & Heritage Jobs Grants Program, Pedro E. Segarra, Mayor; Greater Hartford Arts Council; Hartford Foundation for Public Giving; The Hartford; Lincoln Financial Foundation; NewAlliance Foundation; and Travelers Foundation.