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“Listen! Please!” Documentary Premiere

February 8, 2021 @ 6:00 pm 7:00 pm

To mark the start of Black History Month, local music legend J.D. Steele will premiere a new documentary, “Listen! Please!,” that he executive produced, along with Penny Winton and Karl Demer.

“Listen! Please!” features the testimonials of four elite octogenarians: Elder Mahmoud El Kati, Macalester college professor emeritus, lecturer; Dr. Josie Johnson, Minnesota civil rights activist; Bill English, consulting project director for the Northside Job Creation Team (NJCT); and Sallie Steele Birdsong, J.D.’s mother.

Through personal stories and moving recollections of their past, these distinguished individuals recount the ways that systemic racism has impacted them throughout their lives.

The free screening will take place on Facebook and YouTube. The film will be available to stream on these platforms afterward. Donations made during the screening will benefit The Capri Theater, which supports disadvantaged youth and adults in the North Minneapolis community.


February 8
6:00 pm-7:00 pm


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