Sunday: Special screening of ‘TIME: The Kalief Browder Story’

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You are invited to a special screening of TIME: The Kalief Browder Story. Parts I and II of the six-part documentary will be shown this Sunday, Feb. 26, in the Moot Courtroom of the John and Frances Angelos Law Center.

The event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is requested. Click here or on the image above to RSVP.

A panel discussion with the filmmakers and legal analysts will immediately follow the screening.

Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017
5 p.m.
Moot Courtroom (0 level)
John and Frances Angelos Law Center
1401 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21201

The documentary tells the true story of Kalief Browder, an African-American student who spent three years in New York’s Rikers Island jail without ever being convicted of a crime.

Browder was 16 when he was arrested and charged with stealing a backpack. He spent three years in Rikers awaiting trial, two of those years in solitary confinement. Browder’s case never went to trial and the charges against him were ultimately dropped. Two years after his release, Browder took his own life.

Watch a preview of the series here.

The screening is hosted by Jasmine Richardson of Echelon Life and sponsored by UB’s chapter of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA). Learn more about BLSA and other student organizations.

The documentary will be shown on Spike TV beginning Wednesday, March 1 at 10 p.m.

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