The Cleveland Police Foundation, The Black Shield Police Association, St. Luke’s Foundation, Cleveland Rising Coalition and the Division of Police are showing a screening to area youth of the highly impactful movie “The Hate U Give” based on the novel by Angie C. Thomas.
The youth-led discussion will cover the issues of youth/police relations, identity and code switching immediately following the movie.
Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right.
THE HATE U GIVE is based on the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Angie Thomas and stars Amandla Stenberg as Starr, with Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Issa Rae, KJ Apa, Algee Smith, Sabrina Carpenter, Common and Anthony Mackie.