Racial Justice Film Series

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When:
November 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
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Where:
First Plymouth Church
3501 S Colorado Blvd
Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
USA
Cost:
Free
Racial Justice Film Series @ First Plymouth Church | Cherry Hills Village | Colorado | United States

“Four Little Girls” by Spike Lee  tells of the bombing of the Sixteen Street Baptist Church, Birmingham Alabama in 1963 where four little girls were killed.   During the civil rights era, churches were often the place for organizers to meet and strategize on the Movement.  One such location was the Sixteen Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, where Dr. King went to help organize the sit-ins, demonstrations and marches which were often covered by the national media.  At these marches, law enforcement used police dogs and water pressured hoses to disperse the protesters, many of whom were also jailed, all in an attempt to stop the Movement.

White supremacists actions to stop the Movement were numerous and often deadly.  One such action by a particular white supremacist group known as the Klu Klux Klan, was the bombing of the Sixteen Street Baptist Church on a Sunday morning in September 1963, which caused the brutal death of four young children.
Four Little Girls by Spike Leet will be shown at the First Plymouth UCC on November 27th at 6pm in room 212.
We meet on the fourth Monday of each month to watch and discuss a film related to race, racism, and racial justice. This series is co-hosted by First Universalist Church of Denver and First Plymouth Congregational Church. All who are interested in respectful discussion of these issues are welcome to join in the discussion.

We have a variety of films planned for the 2017-2018 calendar:

Documentaries: Cracking the Codes (2014)I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

Recent Dramas: Loving (2016)

Older Dramas: To Kill a Mockingbird– Come re-watch classic films and discuss how perspectives on race have, or haven’t changed.

 

 

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