Honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy in 2021 by deepening your understanding of racial equity and of the harm done by systemic racism.
Film Screening, "The Long Shadow"
The Long Shadow is a PBS documentary about Director Frances Causey's personal living experience of white privilege in the context of the history of anti-black racism in the US. She exposes her own family's history of slaveholding and looks at how slavery continues to have an impact today.
During the week of Martin Luther King Day, watch The Long Shadow between January 17-23, 2021 at a day and time convenient to you and at no ticket cost. You can also register to be part of a Q&A session with the Director Frances Causey on January 20 at 7:30 pm.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you register for the Q&A early, you may receive a second email close to January 20 as a reminder which will also contain the Q&A link.
This screening is hosted by the Racial Justice Task Force of UUCP, Not In Our Town Princeton, and La Convivencia. Their hosting of the screening enables you to attend these events at no personal cost. All three organizations are committed to eliminating racism, the equitable treatment of all and to bringing people together to lift up and celebrate the value of multiculturalism. Many other organizations are also promoting participation.
Paul Kivel of Showing Up for Racial Justice has said The Long Shadow is, "A must see for white people concerned about racial equity and social justice."
A Content Warning for Viewers: This film contains brief shots of violent and degrading images and references to violence and human suffering. It exposes the damage that racism has wrought and portrays history in a real and unaltered way.
La Convivencia offers meaningful dialogues, interaction and community service to foster inclusivity, mutual respect and understanding among people of different races, cultural traditions, and faiths. At www.laconvivencia.org, sign up for the monthly dialogue, learn of events, join the Youth Council, or become a volunteer. Founded in West Windsor by Tasneem Sultan, La Convivencia brings people together to build bridges and coalitions, shifting away from bigotry and racism and moving towards equity, justice and peace.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton, Racial Justice Task Force (RJTF) The RJTF promotes racial justice and multiculturalism and acts to eliminate oppression and racism within ourselves, our congregation and in our communities. The range of work includes a congregational statement to denounce racism and pledge to work to eliminate racism; to congregation wide education; and to partnerships with groups that are involved in anti-racism work in our local communities and state. See http://www.uuprinceton.org/about-justice.
Not in Our Town Princeton is a multi-racial, multi-faith group of individuals who stand together for racial justice and inclusive communities. Our organization’s mission is to promote the equitable treatment of all, and to uncover and confront white supremacy, a system that manipulates and pits all races and ethnicities against each other. Our programs, including monthly presentations and conversations, are listed on our website niotprinceton.org
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La Convivencia P. O. Box 331 Princeton Junction, NJ 08550