Join a Film Series
To kick off a conversation about race and reconciliation last summer, we read and discussed Austin Channing Brown's I'm Still Here, a challenging book that prompted some hard, fruitful discussion.
We promised that this would not be a "one and done" deal, because we know the challenges that inequality and racial reconciliation pose for each of us individually, and for all of us as a culture, aren't going away. How can we more fully live into our Baptismal Covenant, to strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity or every human being? Our engagement with this question will be ongoing.
In order to give us some historical perspective on racial injustice in America, we invite you to a discussion of 13th, a 2016 American documentary film by director Ava DuVernay. The film explores the intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States; it is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, adopted in 1865, which abolished slavery throughout the United States and ended involuntary servitude except as a punishment for conviction of a crime.
To view the official trailer here. 13th is available to view on Netfiix or Youtube. Please watch it and then join Jimmy, Mary, and Brian for a Zoom discussion at 6:30, January 18th, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Stay tuned for an invitation to the Zoom Meeting.
If you don't have access to Netflix or Youtube please contact me and we'll work something out so that you can view this powerful film. If you haven't used Zoom yet, don't let that discourage you from joining the discussion. We can talk you through it.