Wednesday Night Films & Discussion
The Multicultural Team presents Wednesday Night Films & Discussion, taking place every Wednesday in June. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Please register for one or all films below.
Wednesday, June 5: The Long Shadow
This powerful documentary takes a shockingly candid look at America’s original sin – slavery –and traces the history of slavery from the country’s founding, up through its insidious ties to racism today. We witness how slavery was embedded in principal structural elements of society and how these systems still operate today to diminish the social role of black people and perpetuate their suffering.
Wednesday, June 12: Monsters and Men
A police officer witnesses another (white) officer wrongfully gun down a neighborhood street hustler and records the incident on his phone. “Now he's faced with a dilemma: release the video and bring unwanted exposure to himself and his family, or keep the video private and be complicit in the injustice? With a deep sense of humanity and a deft directorial hand, Reinaldo Marcus Green … tells the story of how the footage affects the lives of three upstanding men.” -- RottenTomatoes.com
Wednesday, June 19: BlacKkKlansman
In 1970’s Colorado, an African-American detective attempts to infiltrate and expose the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan. This film won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture. According to the Washington Post, this is Spike “Lee’s best and most necessary movie in years, confronting his audience with facts no less urgent for being painful to see clearly, much less accept.”
Wednesday, June 26: The Hate U Give
… tells the story of Starr Carter, who lives in two worlds: the poor, black neighborhood where she resides and the mostly white prep school she attends. Her life is shattered when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her unarmed childhood friend by a white policeman.