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May 8: The Case of Joe Campos Torres (Film)

From the folks at Voices Breaking Boundaries:

a vbb borderlines event
7-9 PM, Thursday, May 8, 2014
Moody Park Community Center, 3725 Fulton St, 77009
$ Free

Join us for a screening of The Case of Joe Campos Torres, a film by award-winning filmmaker and local activist Carlos Calbillo. This powerful documentary chronicles one of the most infamous cases of police misconduct in Houston history by tracing the events and subsequent community-protest meetings, community/police department negotiations, and legal actions taken by the Torres family against the Houston Police Department and the City of Houston.

After the screening, stay for a panel discussion moderated by Robinson Block,and featuring long-time community activists Daniel Bustamante + Gloria Rubac, University of Houston professor Raúl Ramos, and nephew of the late Jose Campos Torres + activist, Richard Molina. The panel will further explore the tensions surrounding the murder of Jose Campos Torres, the Moody Park Rebellion, and the lasting impact of both in local and international contexts.

The screening will begin with a performance by drummers from KoumanKele, and refreshments will be served.

This event is co-sponsored Moody Park Community Center and Southwest Alternative Media Project (SWAMP).

Film: The Case of Joe Campos Torres – Wednesday

This is definitely on my calendar for Wednesday afternoon.


The Case of Joe Campos Torres” , 35 min. TSU’s Jesse H. Jones School of Business, Room 113, Wednesday, October 30, 1PM, Free and open to the public….Written by Carlos Cabillo, reported by John Quinones, now of ABC news, produced by Tony Bruni and Carlos Cabillo at KPRC-TV, Houston in 1977….it is in color, seems the people really like color….come check it out…Q&A will follow….Sponsored by the History Department at Texas Southern University.

If guests park on the city street near E. Alabama and Tierwester, they may walk into the campus and find the Jesse H. Jones School of Business (JHJ) a short distance from that intersection. First Floor, Rm 113