Live Online: Brave Spaces - Community Conversations about Social JusticeThursday October 22, 2020
7:00 PM until 8:30 PM
Please join the library and March Forward Quincy for our first community conversation about social justice. For this first conversation, we are partnering with a new local organization Quincy for Transformative Change, which will help create brave space to discuss the ideas expressed in the book When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele. The first 15-20 minutes of the program will be spent reviewing highlights from the book and then everyone will be invited to participate in a conversation about how these ideas impact our lives here in Quincy.
We recommend reading the book, while we understand that you may prefer other learning experiences. We also recommend that you consider these resources as alternatives or in addition to the book. You can read, listen or watch any, all or none of these and still participate in the conversation.
- Patrisse Cullors: The Freedom Fighter and Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter (link to episode on Spotify), an episode in the podcast The Dissenters with Debra Messing and Mandana Dayani by Dear Media, posted July 9, 2020. 39 minutes.
- A Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Explains Why This Time is Different by Isaac Chotiner (link to free article), The New Yorker, June 3, 2020
- An interview with the founders of Black Lives Matter: Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi. (link to video on TED channel on YouTube), posted December 20, 2016. 16 minutes.
- Whose Streets? An Unflinching Look at the Ferguson Uprising (link to free streaming via Kanopy). A documentary directed by Damon Davis and Sabaah Folayan.1 hour and 41 minutes.
Thomas Crane Public Library and March Forward Quincy have partnered to provide brave space for the Quincy community to deepen our understanding of the world that we live in, provide historical context for injustice, and to build a sense of community engagement around social justice.
We are partnering with local organizations to lead a series of community discussions throughout the year. We plan to host a series of brave conversations. Each group will choose a book/reading/movie/video/intellectual work of some kind to deepen our understanding of a specific social justice issue and will lead the community in discussion about how this issue affects our lives and help us to act in ways that advance social justice in our community.
This program is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library, March Forward Quincy, Quincy for Transformative Change, and Quincy For Justice. Closed captions will be available.
Please join us on Zoom (meeting ID 853 2718 0184). We recommend using the free Zoom app. You can call (646) 558-8656 and use the same meeting ID to listen to the audio. You may also view the program live on our YouTube channel and on our Facebook page. If you're new to Zoom, we recommend you install it and try it out beforehand (more than a few minutes before the program). If you're having trouble with it, ask us for help during our Help Desk hours.
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