Social Justice Programs:
The Color of Fear
Saturday, Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m. (part one)
Saturday, Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m. (parts two and three)
UUCGC is focused on learning more about institutional and personal racism to identify what we as individuals, a congregation and a religious movement can do to solve long-festering, life-threatening beliefs and practices.
We will watch and discuss an important movie, "The Color of Fear" at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, (part one) and on Saturday, Oct. 21, (parts two and three). This is an insightful, groundbreaking film about the state of race relations in America as seen through the eyes of eight North American men of Asian, European, Latino and African descent. In a series of intelligent, emotional and dramatic confrontations the men reveal the pain and scars that racism has caused them. What emerges is a deeper sense of understanding and trust. This is the dialogue most of us fear, but hope will happen sometime in our lifetime.
Call 330.232.5899 if you will need childcare.
Previously, we read and discussed an important book on the topic: “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” by Michelle Alexander.
Also, UUCGC hosted a community event -- coordinated nationally -- to view a documentary entitled "13th," a reference to the 13th amendment of the US Constitution that outlawed slavery. The film explores the "intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States." Today, the US has 5% of the world's population but 25% of the people in the world who are incarcerated.