When HBO series Watchmen premiered in October 2019, the show—a dramatically different take on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’s original comic book/graphic novel—was noted for its direct confrontation of racism in America. Systemic racism, police brutality, collective trauma, and vigilante justice are all central themes to the TV remix. In light of ongoing deaths of Black Americans at the hands of police, nationwide protests, and calls for reforms, the show is now getting a second look with many calling it eerily prescient.
Join us in conversation about how Watchmen and other popular entertainment can highlight and help us understand critical issues around race and policing. The discussion will center on Watchmen, but we encourage you to join us even if you haven't seen the show.
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