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Treasure: From Tragedy to TransJustice, Mapping A Detroit Story

Treasure: From Tragedy to TransJustice, Mapping A Detroit Story

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Friends of Detroit Film Theatre and the Ruth Ellis Center present Treasure: From Tragedy to TransJusticeMapping A Detroit Story, a film by dream hampton. The program will include introductory information and an afterglow following the film.

‘Treasure’ is a feature documentary about 19 year old trans woman Shelly ‘Treasure’ Hilliard whose murder involved police coercion, Jim Crow drug laws, the criminalization of sex work and transphobia. It is about a young Detroit trans community activated by her death, and her family, who are suing for justice.

‘Treasure’ is about the diverse and affirming activist community that Treasure belonged to. Anchored by The Ruth Ellis Center, Treasure and her friends received support, counseling and were trained to lead social justice workshops. ‘Treasure’ is also about Shelly’s family, who are filing a civil suit against the suburban police department who set in motion her murder.

This event is free and open to the public. It is recommend for people 14 years and older.

Detroit Film Theatre at the Detroit Institute of Arts

5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48202

For more information, please visit http://www.treasuredoc.com/