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[IN-PERSON] Shared Legacies: Film and Discussion

Date: January 12, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Shared Legacies: The African-American Jewish Civil Rights Alliance Film and Talkback

After screening this 90-minute documentary directed by Dr. Shari Rogers, join our discussion with Annett James, President NAACP of Boulder, and Minister Glenda Robinson, Director of Family Care at Second Baptist Church in Boulder. Moderated by Stacey Aviva Flint, Executive Director of Congregation Bonai Shalom.

About the Documentary 
In this documentary, common cause was found in the turbulent ‘60s Civil Rights era, as Jewish leaders backed Dr. King’s efforts at racial equality and harmony. Yet, the relationship has frayed in recent years, as a once-mighty bond of support and respect has seemingly faded, been forgotten, or ignored.

Pivotal events come alive through a treasure trove of archival materials, narrated by eyewitnesses, activists, Holocaust survivors, and leaders of the movement, including prominent Atlantans such as Congressman John Lewis, Amb. Andrew Young, Rabbi Alvin Sugarman, Rabbi Peter S. Berg, Oscar-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr., members of the King family, and many others.

With divisive seeds of hate taking root anew in the American landscape, a new generation also affirms their pledge to actively promote the values of social justice. This potent, inspiring story of unity, empathy, and partnership validates the ubiquity of the human experience, and how freedom and equality for all can be achieved only when people come together.

Our Panel
Annett James, President, NAACP of Boulder County is a mom, speaker, advocate for social and economic equality, and president of NAACP Boulder County Branch. A native of rural Mississippi, she found her way to Boulder, Colorado to study at the University of Colorado, and has lived in Boulder since.

Minister Glenda Robinson leads a team of servants who minister to create a healthier church- spiritually, physically, and emotionally. She is the director of Family Care, minister at Second Baptist Church in Boulder, and a civil rights activist who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Stacey Aviva Flint began her career as the Policy Director for Chicago's Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (JCUA), combating racism and antisemitism and advocating for housing reform, criminal justice, immigration reform, and Jewish/African-American dialogue. Currently, she is the Executive Director of the Bonai Shalom synagogue in Boulder, Colorado.

Proof of vaccination and masks required at the Dairy Arts Center
The Dairy Arts Center requires masks in public indoor spaces regardless of vaccination status. All Cinema screenings will require proof of vaccination. Live event protocols may vary; please see the event page for more details or contact the box office if you have questions about a specific event.

This film and talkback will be held in the Boedecker Theater at the Dairy Center for the Arts. 

Wednesday, January 12 | 7 - 9 pm | $12 in advance | $15 at the door.

 

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