New Jersey 4
Out in the Night.
Saturday November 15, 2014
Screening & discussion 5 pm-7:30pm
Closing party to follow
Join director blair dorosh-walther and Terrain Dandridge, Patreese Johnson, and Renata Hill of the New Jersey 4 for a screening of Out in the Night.
Out in the Night is a documentary that tells the story of a group of young friends, African American lesbians from Newark, who were out one night in 2006, in the gay friendly West Village in New York City, when they were violently and sexually threatened by a man on the street. They defended themselves and were charged and convicted in the courts, and smeared by the media as a ‘Gang of Killer Lesbians’. Come hear how the NJ 4’s courage and resistance challenges the misogyny, racism, and homophobia of society and the (in)justice system, and sheds light on who is granted the right to self-defense.
Closing party for the exhibition Self-Determination Inside/Out to follow!

Below you can hear Out-FM's coverage of the case with Lawyer Susan Tipograph a week before sentencing in 2007 (in first segment).

June 4, 2007 Out-FM Host: Pedro Angel Serrano
o Lesbian Self Defense or Assault - Interview with Susan Tipograph (co-hosts Donna Redd and John Riley)
o Pedro Commentary
o Silvia Rivera history (Brad Taylor)