As we prepare to kick off the 2nd Annual Rise UP Conference tomorrow and Friday, we
would like to cordially invite you to join a private screening of the movie “Attica.”
You do NOT need to pre-register for this screening. Simply log in at 6:00pm EST
HERE and settle in to be unsettled.
The events of Attica were pivotal to the creation of this event and is an integral part of
conversations moving forward.
Watch the official trailer HERE
The Attica prison uprising, during which hundreds of men incarcerated at Attica banded together, after years of abuse, to take control of the facility until their demands were met. The men’s demands were simple; better living conditions and opportunities to improve their lives.
Stanley Nelson's documentary “Attica” is a harrowing, infuriating look at racism and the abuse of power by people who see others as inhuman.
We want to hear your thoughts about the film and your ideas about the issues it raises. Following the screening, Jo El Jimenez and Kimberly Haven (Rise Up Steering Committee Members) will host a discussion about the film