A Crime on the Bayou

Sep 12, 2022, 6:00 pm

Join UBLAC for a film screening and discussion with author Matthew Van Meter.

Moderator: Shaadie Nunnally

Crime on the Bayou, a film based on Deep Delta Justice.
A Black teenager bravely challenges the most powerful white supremacist in 1960s Louisiana with the help of a young Jewish attorney. Systemic racism meets its match in decisive courtroom battles, including the U.S. Supreme Court, and a lifelong friendship is born.


Matthew Van Meter, author of Deep Delta Justice

Matthew works with people whose voices have been ignored or silenced. As a reporter, he covers criminal justice stories, focusing on the experiences of people whose lives have been upended by law enforcement and corrections. And as co-facilitator and Assistant Director of Shakespeare in Prison, he supports the work of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people as they use the exploration of Shakespeare's plays to empower themselves and each other.

- ASL interpretation provided if requested. Email palomo@utahhumanities.org to make the request.
- No livestream will be made available
- Parking: Metered parking is readily available on West Temple and 100 South between West Temple and Main Street.
Free: The first 2 hours of parking at City Creek Center Mall are free.
Paid parking is available at the Marriott Hotel across the street on West Temple.
Paid parking is available at the Plaza Hotel across the street on South Temple near the TRAX station. You can also take Trax! When you depart from the Temple Square Station, we’re less than half a block from the station on West Temple.
- on-site sensory kit available. Ask for Willy Palomo
- Masks recommended
- Request any additional questions or accommodations here: https://forms.gle/uV8MABJVvh9bE42F8

This event is made possible with support from UBLAC and Utah Humanities.

Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

20 S West Temple
Salt Lake City , UT 84101-1406
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Event Contact:

Willy Palomo