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The 1619 Project: What White History Does Not Teach Us

*Sign up here for childcare OR a meal .* Note that the meal sign up is on the second page of the sign up form.

Planning for the New Year? Plan to join the discussion on issues raised in the Hulu Series–The 1619 Project. Beginning on January 24, the Racial Justice Team will host the showing and discussion of the six episodes of The 1619 Project. View the “The 1619 Project” trailer here.

The six-part 1619 Docuseries is an expansion of “The 1619 Project” created by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and the New York Times Magazine. The series seeks to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.  For more on this film series, visit the Wikipedia entry here.  To read the original 1619 Project New York Times article, go here.

Each episode will be shown twice–first on Wednesday evenings at 6:45 p.m. and the following Sundays beginning at 9 a.m. All showings will be held in the AWE room at UUFA. Childcare will be provided upon request. Register here.

On Wednesdays, there will be opportunities for fellowship during an evening meal between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.

  • You are welcome to bring a potluck dish and join the regular Wednesday community potluck at 5:30, -OR-
  • You could bring a brown bag meal for yourself, -OR-
  • You may enjoy a prepared meal (probably quiche or soup) with a suggested donation of $5. Reserve your meal here. Note that the meal sign up is on the second page of the sign up form.

 

Each of the six episodes focuses on a different facet of Black life in America. Here are the episodes and dates for the showings:

  • “Democracy” — January 24 (Wed.) & 28 (Sun.)
  • “Race” — January 31 (Wed.) & Feb. 4 (Sun.)
  • “Capitalism”– February 14 (Wed.) & 18 (Sun.)
  • “Music” — February 28 (Wed.) & March 3 (Sun.)
  • “Fear”– March 13  (Wed.) & 17 (Sun.)
  • “Justice” — March 27  (Wed.) & 31 (Sun.)

 

All are invited to attend, and please share in your networks and let your friends know about this opportunity!

Have questions? Contact the Racial Justice Team through justice@uuathensga.org.

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