Dismantling White Supremacy Film Series

As persons of faith living in 21st century America, we feel called to question how we might work, take action, do our part, to dismantle white supremacy. We seek to deepen our understanding of the role white supremacy has played in the development of our modern day society, take some inventory, and identify opportunities for collective action.  We are inspired by the words of Rev. Mary Margaret Earl, Executive Director and Senior Minister of UU Urban Ministries in Roxbury:

“We must continue the work that many of us have been engaged with, to dig deeper into the ways that racism has infiltrated our subconscious, our hearts, and our educational, prison and government systems since our country was founded. The hate on display in Charlottesville, as grotesque as it was, is not disconnected from the rest of us. It is the most egregious, visible outgrowth of the racism we have all breathed in, like polluted air, our whole lives.”

 

We are all caught in that web. For those of us who identify as white, we work to become unstuck through listening and learning. Listening nondefensively to people of color who are willing to share their experiences and viewpoint.  Learning about the history of racism in our nation.

Co-sponsored by First Church in JP UU, Social Action Committee and JP Forum
 

 

Past:

Cherokee word for water, Friday May 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Tells the story of the work that led Wilma Mankiller to become the first modern female Chief of the Cherokee Nation.

Mountains That Take Wing, Friday March 8, 2019 at 7:00 PM

A historically rich and unique documentary about two formidable women, Angela Davis & Yuri Kochiyama, who share a profound passion for justice.

This Ain’t Normal, Friday, February 22, 2019 at 7:00 PM

This documentary depicts the stories of gang-involved youth, entangled in the intractable violence haunting Boston’s neighborhoods, and the StreetSafe Boston social and street workers tasked with helping to transform their lives. This Ain’t Normal examines the individual circumstances behind the violence, thereby gaining a deeper insight and understanding into the issue of youth violence, as it has grown to epidemic proportions in the City on the Hill and the nation.

RUMBLE, Friday, January 11 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM. This revelatory documentary brings to light the profound and overlooked influence of Indigenous people on popular music in North America. The early pioneers of the blues had Native as well as African American roots, and one of the first and most influential jazz singers’ voices was trained on Native American songs. As the folk rock era took hold in the 60s and 70s, Native Americans helped to define its evolution.

Link WrayCharlie PattonJimi HendrixMildred Bailey, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Jessie Ed Davis, Randy Castillo just to name a few.. The is an eye opening film about the First Nation brothers and sisters whom are long over due for the commemoration of their enormous contribution to every single genre of music today!

 

Selma, Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 7:00 PM. This Academy Award winning film chronicles of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.

For more information: Jom45@aol.com 
Free & Open to All.

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Future Showings

December 2019: TBD, either Mirrors of Privilege or Cracking the Code (director Shakti Butler)

February 2019: Cooked: Survival by Zip Code

April 2019: Dawnland

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