December 11, 2014 STAFF/STU

Use POV film “Every Mother’s Son” to talk about Ferguson

In the wake of the deaths of Michael Brown and Tamir Rice, PBS’s POV program and the JCU Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion are sharing the documentary “Every Mother’s Son” (2004) with the campus to help aid dialogue about Ferguson in and outside the classroom. The film will be available via online streaming through May 3, 2015.

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In the late 1990s, three victims of police brutality made headlines around the country: Amadou Diallo, the young West African man whose killing sparked intense public protest; Anthony Baez, killed in an illegal choke-hold; and Gary (Gidone) Busch, a Hasidic Jew shot and killed outside his Brooklyn home. “Every Mother’s Son” profiles three New York mothers who unexpectedly find themselves united to seek justice and transform their grief into an opportunity for profound social change.

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