Racial Justice and Remembrance Documentary Film Series

This spring we will screen four documentary films on themes of racial justice. We hope that many of you will be able to join us in exploring these urgent and timely issues. There will be ample time for questions and reflections with First Church friends following each film. Come, engage, and learn together! Questions? Contact Karin Case, karincase@firstchurchcambridge.org.
 
We kicked off the film series on Tuesday, April 10, with a viewing of Bryan Stevenson’s TED Talk “We need to talk about an injustice.” Stevenson is the Founder and Executive Director of Equal Justice Initiative, in Montgomery, AL.. His work is an important underpinning of Dan Smith’s sabbatical study on Remembrance and Reparations. If you missed seeing it at church in April, you can watch it here.

 
Friday, May 4, 7:00 p.m. in the Harter Room.
Slavery by Another Name is a documentary made from the Pulitzer Prize winning book of the same name by Douglas A. Blackmon. Grab a bite of supper at home and head over to First Church for the film, refreshments, and conversation.
 
Tuesday, May 8, 7:15. p.m. in the Harter Room. 
13th, a documentary that explores the criminalization of African Americans and the prison boom. Come share in our Tuesdays Together community meal at 5:30 p.m., in Margaret Jewett Hall, before viewing the film at 7:15 p.m. in the Harter Room.
 
Friday, June 1, 7:00 p.m., in the Harter Room.
 I am Not Your Negro, a film biography of James Baldwin. Grab a bite of supper at home and head over to First Church for film, refreshments, and conversation.

Call in to your state legislature to support the Safe Communities Act. For information on this issue contact Dave Kidder at david.e.kidder@gmail.com.

To address institutional racism, please call your state representative and Senator, and ask for abolishment of mandatory minimums in sentencing. Ask them to contact the Joint Committee dealing with this legislation. For more background on this...