The RSW Disability Studies Working Group has arranged for the screening of the short documentary film "Setting off with Malcolm" (22 min.), by the Russian film director and activist Jerry Mercury. The director, who will join via Zoom, will introduce the film and lead a Q&A with the audience after the screening.
Dedicated to the 55th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, the film elucidates Malcolm X's freeing influence on Jerry Mercury's life. Malcom X's philosophy of freedom allowed Jerry to claim his true identity as a neurodivergent person.
Sponsored by the Russian Studies Workshop, the Center for Documentary Research and Practice, and the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies.