Treasure: From Tragedy to Trans Justice Mapping a Detroit Story (63 min, 2015)
a film screening & discussion with Emani Love
April 20, Thursday
7 to 9 pm
Registration required here.
Treasure is a feature documentary about nineteen 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. Shelley’s family also emerge powerfully as complex human beings that defy the stereotyping fiction films typically dole out to African-Americans. Defying the typical story, Shelley was met with love and support from her mother and sisters after coming out as transgender. That they cherished her so makes the loss they feel all the more gut-wrenching.
After the screening, we will have a Q&A with Emani Love.
140 East 14th Street, Multi-Purpose Room
Screening is free & open to the public, but registration required here.
For more information about this event, please contact sj Miller at sj.miller(at)nyu.edu at the NYU Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools.
Facebook event page here.
Co-sponsored by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality, LGBTQ Student Center, Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools, & Residential Life and Housing Services.