Thugs - The Criminalization of Black Youth Film Viewing and Discussion

Event Description

Come join the Children and the Law Section in an in-person end-of-the-bar-year event at the MSBA offices in conjunction with our annual meeting to complete nominations to and voting on Section Council membership for the 2023-2024 bar year.

Following a brief reception, we will view together a documentary entitled “Thugs: The Criminalization of Black Youth,” created by filmmakers Taylour Redmond and Emani Labon. This film (trailer) explores the control of Black people through the “New Jim Crow” of systematic racial profiling, arrest, and incarceration, specifically as it affects Black youth. The documentary features the story of Myon Burrell, a person who was falsely accused of murder at age 16 and imprisoned for 18 years in Minnesota. The film is approximately 45 minutes in length and we engage in a brief conversation with the filmmakers who are joining us for the evening.


Taylour Redmond, filmmaker
Emani Labon, filmmaker

CLE Credits:

1.25 Standard CLE Credits | Event Code: 483223


Children & the Law Section Member: $5
MSBA Member: $10
Non-MSBA Member: $15
Law Student/New Admittee: FREE

Registration Deadline:  May 15, 2023. To register after that time, email the program manager.

Remote Participation: Remote instructions will be emailed to you the day prior to the event.

Payments/Cancellations:  Please register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you must pay by check, please use this registration form . Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy .

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Accommodations: We are committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify the program manager with at least 72 hours notice prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

Program Manager: Tram Nguyen | | 612-278-6316

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Thursday, May 18, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Gooseberry Falls Room / Minnesota State Bar Association Minneapolis, MN United States