Food activist Jocelyn Jackson, co-founder of People’s Kitchen Collective and founder of JUSTUS Kitchen, talks about her latest installation, ‘FIXED PRICE MENU’. The unique project, funded by Ava DuVernay’s LEAP initiative, spotlights the life of Philando Castile and Officer Jeronimo Yanez, who killed him during a routine traffic stop.
Filmmaker Ava DuVernay counts herself as one of the many people inspired by W.J. Lofton’s powerful visual poem “We Ask For Fire”—in which he repeats the words, “the cops who murdered Breonna Taylor are at home with their families”—as protesters around the world demanded justice following her death last March.
There were never any wanted signs outside the police academy or candlelight vigils in suburbia. The four police officers who shot and killed Amadou Diallo in his doorway 21 years ago were acquitted. One of them, Kenneth Boss, eventually got his gun back and earned a promotion.