When: November 14th at 7PM
Where: Napa Valley College community room in the McCarthy library located at 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway
What: Film about Guy Jarreau and a panel featuring director Josh Henry and Oscar Grant’s uncle Cephus Johnson.
Guy Jarreau was a Napa Valley College student and active member of the Black Studen Union and Umoja program. On December 11th 2010, Guy Jarreau was shot and killed by Vallejo police while he and other youth were filming an anti-violence music video.
According to eye witnesses, Guy Jarreau was shot and left on the ground by Vallejo Police while he struggled to survive. He was seen holding a cup of ice and no gun. He was seen being kicked by police while pleading for help.
Police claim they shot in self-defense. However, police confiscated a video camera belonging to Guy’s friends and they have refused to release it.
Josh Henry, a close friend of Guy, created a documentary about what happened to Guy Jarreau. On November 14th, 2012 Campus Greens will be screening this video at Napa Valley College.
Campus Greens is a student organization that supports the Green Party’s 10 key values. This includes social justice, nonviolence, grassroots democracy, and respect for diversity.
These values connect with the shooting of Guy Jarreau. Guy Jarreau and his friends were targeted for being black youth. Police resorted to violence instead of a nonviolent form of conflict resolution. And, the community is left struggling for answers without adequate transparency or democratic structures to facilitate recourse.
After the film, there will be a panel with the film director Josh Henry, and Oscar Grant’s uncle Cephus Johnson. The panel will be moderated by Napa Valley College English professor Eileene Tejada.
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