Free Young Blood
Premiere Screening + Panel Discussion
Many consider young black males to be under a state of emergency. The mass incarceration of black males has become a growing concern and highly debated in many socio-political arenas. Yet, two important questions remain: What is the cause of it? How do we stop it? Join Baltimore filmmakers Bobby Marvin Holmes and Justin Gladden for the premiere of Free Young Blood, the highly anticipated follow-up to their documentary on youth violence prevention, Live Young Blood. This latest film takes a look at the mass incarceration of young black males by examining the contributing causes of high-risk behavior, the intersection of race & poverty, and America’s drug policy. Free Young Blood: Combating the Mass Incarceration of Young Black Males, doesn’t introduce the conversation; it provides the context needed to continue to push the conversation forward.
A panel follows with: Bobby Marvin Holmes, Co-director & Producer of "Free Young Blood"; Neill Franklin, Executive Director of LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition); Joe Jones Founder/President & CEO of Center for Urban Families; Chris Wilson, Founder & CEO of Barclay Investment Corporation. Moderated by Sean Yoes, Host of "First Edition with Sean Yoes" on WEAA 88.9 FM.
$8 General admission, $6 youth and seniors. Free for museum members. Coupons and special discounts are not valid for this program.