Black History Month Movie Screening - "For Ahkeem" with comments by Hon. Jimmie Edwards
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 6:00pm
After a school fight lands 17-year-old Daje Shelton in a court-supervised alternative high school, she's determined to turn things around and make a better future for herself in her rough St. Louis neighborhood. But focusing on school is tough as she loses multiple friends to gun violence, falls in love for the first time, and becomes pregnant with a boy, Ahkeem, just as Ferguson erupts a few miles down the road. Through Daje's intimate coming-of-age story, "For Ahkeem" illuminates challenges that many Black teenagers face in America today, and witnesses the strength, resilience, and determination it takes to survive.
For those interested in the film but unable to attend this screening, Judge Edwards will also offer comments at another showing on March 1, at the Missouri History Museum. Registration required.