How exciting that Arresting Power is on Wikipedia - the people's encyclopedia and in the Top Ten Most Popular Websites!
We'd love you to add your thoughts, critique and what ever else at the page.
Most of our posts about Portland's resistance to police violence are on our Facebook Page.
This idea started out there, and if you are interested in participating, please go here.
Arresting Power: Resisting Police Violence in Portland, Oregon was released in 2015 as a response to the state-sanctioned murders of people of color in the US and in Portland specifically. It has been used as a tool to educate and organize folks nationally and internationally.
We would like to see the movie screened every day in Portland for the next month. Here's how we'll make that happen:
We have a DVD that contains the movie and an in-depth study guide that features educational materials, interview transcripts and additional resources and suggestions for further study and action. It also contains a transcript of a community panel featuring members of Portland Black Lives Matter, the All African People's Revolutionary Party and the Portland Chapter of the Black Panther Party.
We think this video and supplementary materials could be helpful in starting dialog about policing, ways to support communities that are most affected by police violence and deepening work that has already begun. It can be shown to your co-workers, friends, family, book group, congregation or affinity group. Screen it at your favorite bar. Watch it in your living room with three friends. Have an outdoor screening and project it on the side of your house. You could pass a hat and send the donations to the Portland Black Lives Matter. Whatever you do with it, you are taking a step toward accountability and education, which is a very good thing.
SO.. here's how it works.
If you are a group or an individual that would like to screen the film, respond to this invitation. I will hand-deliver it to the first person/group on the list. Then after that, the DVD gets dropped off to the next person on the list. It's like a chain letter, but better.
This film was created as a tool for inspiring revolutionary dialog and organizing. Let's get it into as many people's hands as we can!