Join us at St. John’s Episcopal Church (11 Mile and Woodward- parking in Rear off 11 Mile.) on four Tuesdays this fall for our Fall Film Series. All films start at 7 pm and are followed with a lively, facilitated discussion. Please note that the date for the film “Growing Up Trans” has been changed to Tues Nov. 3rd.
Oct 6- “I Do Mind Dying” is another video on Detroit by Detroit activist independent film director Kate Levy. It chronicles the water shutoff issue in Detroit through the stories of those impacted and the activist committed to assuring clean affordable
water for all. Joining us will be our own water activist Kim Redigan, Lila Cabbill
from the People’s Water Board, and Curt Guyette from the ACLU who represented
the people of Flint in their battle for clean affordable water.
Oct 20- “Selma: Bridge To Voting Rights” (SPLC) Facilitators: Gloria House, Terry Shaw (in film) Host Dorothy Aldridge.
“Selma-Bridge to Voting Rights” is the true story of the forgotten heroes in the fight for voting rights—the courageous students and and teachers of Selma, Alabama, who stood up against injustice despite facing intimidation, arrests and violence. Narrated by Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer, it is a crucial reminder that each of us has the ability to bring about powerful social change and will help inspire young people and communities across the nation to exercise their right to participate in our democracy. Our local civil rights heroes will make the connection to today’s voting rights issues.
Oct 27- “Fight for Yemen” PBS Frontline. Facilitator: Abayomi Azikiwe.
The fight for Yemen is a story you will not see on American media. The PBS film exposes the violent feuds tearing the country apart, the rival anti-American and Al Qaeda aligned forces fighting for control and the dangerous consequences for the region and the world. Our facilitator Abayomi Azikiwe will take us deeper inside the conflict and will explore the ramifications.
Nov 3- “Growing Up Trans” PBS Frontline.Possible Facilitators: Rachel Crandall (Affirmations) Lui Francesco.
“Growing Up Trans interviews transgender children and their families who were willing to share stories of the struggles and choices they faced as they considered transitioning. Our facilitators will broaden the scope of the film by sharing issues that trans gender people face at all ages including the shooting of two here in Detroit.