You’re Invited! To a Screening of Free CeCe Documentary at City Tech 2/23

Screening of Free CeCe Documentary at City Tech 2/23
Jac Gares (Director)
Thursday, Feb 23, 2023/12:45-3:00 PM
Academic Complex Theater

In 2011 CeCe McDonald survived a brutal attack, only to be incarcerated for defending her life. Her story inspired an international movement advocating for her freedom, and since her release she has worked to critique the prison-industrial complex and to advocate for reforms to the criminal justice system. Featuring CeCe McDonald and Laverne Cox, the documentary Free CeCe confronts the culture of violence surrounding transwomen of color.

Join City Tech’s African American Studies Department and Gender & Sexuality Studies Program for a screening of Free CeCe at City Tech on Thursday, Feb 23 at 12:45-3 pm in the Academic Complex Theater. Director Jacqueline (Jac) Gares will present the screening with opportunity for Q&A. The viewing will be followed by refreshments in A105

Jac Gares is a New York-based filmmaker and freelance television producer. From 2009 to 2012, she served as series producer for “In The Life” on public television; during her tenure, the series garnered awards from NLGJA, GLAAD, and Webbys. Gares has worked as a freelance producer on television specials and documentaries for the History Channel, Food Network, and USA Networks. Her first documentary Unraveled, which concerns genetic testing and Alzheimer’s Disease,  won a Freddie Award in 2008, and her short film Remnant won a TELLY Award in 1999.  She has received awards from the Ford Foundation and the Jerome Foundations as an emerging film/video artist.

The event is free but a reservation is recommended. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

This event is sponsored by the BRESI grant on Black and Latinx Girlhood for Black History Month.