At 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday March 6th in Textor 101, there will be a screening of the film Check it.
Check It is a documentary about a black gay gang struggling to survive in one of Washington D.C.’s most violent neighborhoods. Life for the Check It can be brutal, but it’s also full of hope and an indomitable resilience. Part of the Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen LGBTQ Film Series.
The story starts in 2009 when a group of bullied 9th graders formed a gang. They may not seem like gang members; wearing lipstick, stilettos, and mascara, but these 14-22 year olds are a dangerous crew. Once the victims of shootings and stabbings, they have turned the tables as they attack their enemies. Today the gang members are creating their own clothing label, putting on fashion shows and working stints as runway models. But breaking the cycle of poverty and violence is a daunting task.
This is a story like no other, and definitely an event worth attending.