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'Whose Streets?' The Ferguson Uprising And Anti-Racism At USU On Wednesday's Access Utah


Whose Streets? is a documentary about the Ferguson uprising, brought to you by the activists and leaders who live and breather this movement for justice. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and the left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis County. Grief, Long-standing tension, and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest the latest tragedy. In the days that follow, artists, musicians, teacher, and parents turn into Freedom Fighters, standing on the front lines to demand justice. As the national guard descends on Ferguson, a small suburb of St. Louis, with military grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new wave of resistance.

The Culture & Mental Health Lab, Merrill-Cazier Library, and Cache Refugee & Immigrant Connection have partnered to host a college and community screening of “Whose Streets?,” a documentary about the Ferguson uprising. The event is made possibly with funding from Utah State University's Diversity Council. Following the screening will be a panel discussion with scholars, organizers, and community leaders. Please join us for this important event and panel discussion. Copied below is some important background on the documentary. Watch the trailer HERE.

Christian Stettler, USU Access and Diversity Center

Ulekeya “Keke” Trawally - USU student in Communication Studies

Will Munger - incoming USU graduate student in Climate Adaptation Science

Rachel Hyman - community member, and incoming USU pre-med student


Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.