Director Laurens Grant will discuss 'Stay Woke' film Feb. 18

Homewood-Flossmoor High School alumna Laurens Grant’s latest documentary film, “Stay Woke,” chronicling the evolution of the Black Lives Matter movement, will be shown at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at Flossmoor Community Church, 2218 Hutchinson Road.
 
  Laurens Grant
Grant incorporates first person accounts of local activists, protesters, scholars, journalists and others in this film that received the NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special).
 
After the presentation, Grant will lead a discussion about issues related to this work. She will be joined by Jenn M. Jackson, activist and researcher of the Movement for Black Lives.
 
Grant is a three-time Emmy and Peabody award-winning filmmaker for “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution” and is a Sundance Institute filmmaker fellow. She is a voting member of both the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences-Documentary Branch that awards the Oscars and the Television Academy that awards the Emmys.

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