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Film: TREASURE: FROM TRAGEDY TO TRANS JUSTICE
October 24, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
“TREASURE: FROM TRAGEDY TO #TRANS #JUSTICE, MAPPING A DETROIT STORY” Sat 10/24 1pm
Shelley “Treasure” Hilliard was brutally murdered in the fall of 2011. A trans teen who sometimes did sex work, Treasure was vulnerable to a number of threats: principally, she was being coerced by police into serving as an informant on the drug dealers who would eventually kill her. dream hampton’s documentary rightly honors this young person and her grieving family but, Treasure, a film about forms of action and modes of justice, documents, with an alert sense of activism, the systems of community that Treasure belonged to, a diverse and affirming Detroit community, anchored by the Ruth Ellis Center, that understands that supporting and empowering young people can generate social justice.