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Children's March Documentary Screening: National School Walkout Event

Date/Time

Apr 15, 2018
04:00 PM until 06:00 PM

Description

In  support of  the National School Walkout protest planned for April 20, The Berkshire Edge and The Green Tea Party of Great Barrington are offering a free screening of “The Children’s March”.  The Oscar winning documentary shows a critical moment in history when children had a significant impact on the Civil Rights movement in the Children’s March of 1963. The screening was inspired by the #neveragain movement, and is being shown in support of The National School Walk Out protest planned for April 20.

 

The documentary will be opened with remarks by Houston. A discussion will follow the film, moderated by local youth and where youth will be encouraged to speak.

 

“We have the opportunity to again see the activism of children turn the tide of a political issue in America. This film is particularly relevant at this time and I hope the actions of youth in the 1963 Civil Rights protests will serve as an inspiration to the young activists today who are speaking out against gun violence.” said Houston.

 

The film was co-produced by The Southern Law Poverty Center and HBO. Richard Cohen, director of Southern Poverty Law Center, stated  "This film is incredibly timely. We're very proud to present it, and proud of the message, now more than ever. There is tremendous current interest, so we're excited."

The documentary is in current use as a teaching tool by Teaching Tolerance and the Zinn Education Project. The film won an Oscar for Documentary Short Subject.

 

For More information contact:

Bobby Houston

Phone: 914 319 3396

Email: bobbyhouston@hotmail.com

Cost

Free

Location

View map The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
14 Castle Street
Great Barrington
MA, MA

Additional Information

Sponsor

The Berkshire Edge, The Green Tea Party of Great Barrington

Phone

914 319 3396

Contact name

Bobby Houston

Contact email

bobbyhouston@hotmail.com

Region:

Berkshire

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