New Voices Pittsburgh and friends are excited to join every single country around the world in participating in a global day of action to end gender-based violence.
We are honored to have Terrain Dandridge of the NJ4 join us in Pittsburgh to share her story and screen the powerful documentary film “Out in the Night”, which tells the story of 4 young women who became criminals for defending themselves.
Please join us as we come together to witness the powerful story and to hear about the work Terrain and all of the NJ4 continue to do to build the power and leadership of LGBTQ Youth of Color.
With Liberation in Our Hearts,
One Billion BEEN Rising for Justice Pittsburgh
Tickets will be $5-$10 sliding scale and can be purchased at the door. Please call 412.363.4500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or concerns you may have.
About the film:
Out in the Night is a documentary that tells the story of a group of young friends, African American lesbians who are out, one hot August night in 2006, in the gay friendly neighborhood of New York City. As they and their friends walk under the hot neon lights of tattoo parlors in the West Village, an older man sexually and violently confronts them. He says to Patreese “let me get some of that” as he points below her waist. When she says that they are gay, the man becomes violent and threatens to “fuck them straight”. He spits and throws a lit cigarette. Renata and Venice defend the group and a fight begins, captured by security cameras nearby. The man yanks out hair from Venice’s head and chokes Renata. Then, Patreese pulls a knife from her purse and swings at him. Strangers jump in to defend the women and the fight escalates. As the fight comes to an end, all get up and walk away. But 911has been called and the man involved has been stabbed. Police swarm to the scene as their radios blast out warning of a gang attack. The women are rounded up and charged with gang assault, assault and attempted murder.
Three of the women plead guilty. But Renata, Patreese, Venice and friend Terrain claim their innocence. They are called a “Gang of Killer Lesbians” by the media. In activist circles they become known as The New Jersey 4.
—One Billion Been Rising Pittsburgh