Are you looking to engage in more conversations about racial justice? Or maybe there are people you know who are looking to expand their analysis and understanding of systemic inequities? We invite you to join us for our upcoming online screening events this week and next, which will tackle environmental racism, immigrant justice, and equity during disasters. Please spread the word to your networks!
What does environmental racism mean? Join Partnership for Southern Equity and Working Films for a “Juneteenth Chat and Chill” featuring Mossville: When Great Trees Fall. The film tells the story of Mossville, Louisiana: A once-thriving community founded by formerly enslaved and free people of color, and an economically flourishing safe haven for generations of African American families. Today it’s a breeding ground for petrochemical plants and their toxic black clouds. Many residents are forced from their homes, and those that stay suffer from prolonged exposure to contamination and pollution. Amid this chaos and injustice stands one man who refuses to abandon his family’s land – and his community. The screening will be followed by a discussion hosted by Partnership for Southern Equity’s Organizing Unit with filmmaker Alexander Glustrom.
Stories Beyond Borders
June 18 @ 7pm ET
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Presented in partnership with Women AdvaNCe
How can you contribute your time, energy and resources to support immigrant led organizing? This collection of five shorts is part of Working Films’ film-driven organizing campaign broadening the narrative of who is impacted by racist, inhumane immigration policies while lifting up the ways we can organize in response. The screening will be followed by a conversation with Juana Luz Tobar Ortega – featured in Santuario – who has been taking sanctuary in a church for over three years to avoid deportation. The film and post-screening discussion will be available in Spanish and English.
Revisioning Recovery Virtual Premiere
June 23 @ 6:30pm ET
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Presented in partnership with California Rural Legal Assistance, Houston Organizing Movement for Equity (HOME) Coalition and World Institute on Disability
What can we learn from climate disasters as we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic? Join us for the virtual premiere of Revisioning Recovery, a collection of short films that illuminate the current injustices, systems at play, and the solutions needed to prepare and respond to disasters. The screening will be followed by a discussion with community based and national leaders working to ensure emergency response and long term recovery is equitable and inclusive of all. The films will be available in English with English and Spanish closed captioning and English audio description. The post-screening discussion will include English live captioning, Spanish interpretation, and International Sign.