Dream Hampton executive produced ‘Resist,’ 12-episode YouTube series
If you watch one thing this weekend, let it be Resist. The YouTube series executive produced by Dream Hampton and Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors is an eye-opening project that shows the work real-life organizers are doing to help change the nation.
Resist follows the grassroots work of JusticeLA and the pivotal multicultural/intersectional organizations fighting LA county’s $3.5 billion jail expansion plan in 2018. The series also examines the systemic issues of cash bail, unlawful arrest, over-policing, and mass incarceration that disproportionately affect Black, brown and disenfranchised communities.
The docuseries gives us an emotional look into the motivations and daily struggles of the movement workers on the ground, featuring incredibly inspiring stories from Cullors, members of JusticeLA including Jayda Rasberry of Dignity and Power Now, Helen Jones of Dignity and Power Now and Black Lives Matter Los Angeles, Bamby Salcedo of TransLatina Coalition, and Johnathan Perez of Immigrant Youth Coalition.
“The story of local organizers is so critical,” Hampton said in a statement. “It’s the only way change happens. With ‘Resist’ we were able to follow the very beginning of a campaign that went on to become a ballot initiative and change the lives of millions of Angelenos. I think these stories are inspiring and important.”
Cullors is an artist, political strategist, co-founder & Executive Director of Black Lives Matter.
“Resist recognizes those who have worked tirelessly to bring transparency, accountability and necessary alternatives to LA County’s criminal legal system,” added Cullors.
“This series is more timely than ever with LA County’s recent victories — with Gascon taking the DA race, Measure J being passed, the defeat of Proposition 25, and the incredible Yes on 17 win. I am proud that our local organizing work has had so much impact, while we should celebrate and reflect, we still have much to do. These milestones are stepping stones to shaping a better system not only in the largest jailer in the world, but for the entire country. This is just the beginning, but I am optimistic on what is yet to come.”
Resist is available now on Patrisse Cullors’ YouTube Channel
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