Documentary screening: “The Recall: Reframed”
Join the UT Department of American Studies and The Rapoport Center for a screening and panel discussion of the short documentary, The Recall: Reframed, on April 20, 2023 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Central Time in Patton Hall room RLP 0.102. The film touches on issues of mass incarceration, sexual violence, and unequal sentencing laws. After the documentary there will be a talkback panel with Director and Harvard Lecturer on Law Rebecca Richman Cohen, community members, academics, and professionals involved in prison abolition, sexual violence response and prevention, and mediation.
“The Recall: Reframed examines the 2018 recall of California Judge Aaron Persky, who lost his judgeship after handing down a sentence deemed too lenient by many in the infamous sexual assault case involving Stanford swimmer Brock Turner. The recall came at the height of the #MeToo movement, and some hailed it as a victory against rape culture, white privilege, and a system stacked against survivors of sexual violence. But there’s more to the story. The film offers competing perspectives and asks the difficult question: Who actually bears the burden when we demand harsher punishment for a privileged white defendant?”