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(ZM) Racial Justice Film Discussion: Watch Selma Beforehand

Sunday, December 3, 2023 20 Kislev 5784

6:30 PM - 8:00 PMZoom Room Bet

RSVP/register below to let us know you're coming and to be emailed in advance with Zoom Room Bet login instructions and other event info (such as film discussion questions). Alternatively, you are welcome to just show up in Zoom Room Bet at 6:30 pm on Sunday, Dec. 3 to join this film discussion.

Join the Havurah Racial Justice Committee for a discussion of the movie Selma. Please watch the film, Selma, ahead of time. iIt's currently streaming on Amazon Prime, also available for rent or purchase at a modest price. We'll discuss the film together over Zoom. (Film rating: PG-13; teens welcome to join too.)

Summary: Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, discrimination was still rampant, making it very difficult for Black Americans to register to vote. In 1965, the city of Selma, Alabama became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery. Their efforts culminated with President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

While the movie is rated PG-13, and young people are welcome, parents should consider watching the movie first to decide whether the realistically depicted violence would be too disturbing for your children at this time.

Questions? Contact Kathy Gordon.

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