Blackout for Human Rights to Hold 4th Annual #BlackoutBlackFriday Boycott

Collective founded by BLACK PANTHER filmmaker Ryan Coogler will host a series of special arts and cultural events in New York City and Oakland to coincide with on and offline calls-to-action

On Friday November 24th, the biggest retail shopping day of the year also known as “Black Friday,” Blackout for Human Rights will kick off its fourth annual #BlackoutBlackFriday campaign, urging people nationwide to take part in an economic boycott of major retailers, and any corporations that violate human rights standards, and/or profit off the pain and suffering of others.

Launched in 2014, #BlackoutBlackFriday is a call-to-action encouraging individuals to refrain from shopping to protest social and economic injustice in the U.S., and instead engage in cultural activism. As an alternative, Blackout for Human Rights — a collective founded by filmmaker Ryan Coogler with members including Ava DuVernay, Jesse Williams, Michael B. Jordan, Charles King and others — has organized FREE events in New York City and Oakland, California to celebrate arts and culture, and to build solidarity against extreme capitalism and human right atrocities happening across the country.

This year’s #BlackoutBlackFriday events include special screenings of the acclaimed documentary WHOSE STREETS, which takes an unflinching look at the uprising in Ferguson, Missouri, after the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. Following the New York screening, there will be a conversation with Activist, Journalist and Blackout for Human Rights member Rosa Clemente and the film’s co-director Sabaah Folayan, as well as a special musical performance by composer/pianist and Blackout for Human Rights member Samora Pinderhughes.

Partners for this year’s #BlackoutBlackFriday include the Campaign for Black Male Achievement, ARRAY, PICO National Network, and Color of Change.

Details on the FREE #BlackoutBlackFriday events are below:

#BLACKOUTBLACKFRIDAY NEW YORK CITY EVENT

WHEN: Friday, November 24 at 5:00 PM EST (tickets available at 4:00 p.m. EST; doors open at 4:30 p.m. EST)

WHERE: Film Society Lincoln Center’s Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center Theater (144 W. 65th Street, NY, NY)

WHAT: Special Screening of Ferguson documentary Whose Streets, Featured Panel Discussion and Musical Performance

RSVP: https://blackoutblackfridaynyc.eventbrite.com

#BLACKOUTBLACKFRIDAY OAKLAND EVENT

WHEN: Friday, November 24 at 2:15 PM PST

WHERE: The New Parkway (474 24th St, Oakland, California)

WHAT: Special Screening of Ferguson documentary Whose Streets, Featured Panel Discussion and Musical Performance

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whose-streets-community-screening-tickets-40089495761