"Why Reparations?" Watching this series of films helps participants (white identifying, please) understand why we should be providing reparations to Black people in this country. In group discussions to be held on Zoom, we will consider what each film has to offer in understanding the ways in which Black people have been denied opportunities that make advancement difficult. As Asheville has passed a decision to provide reparations locally and a commission has been created to figure out what this might look like, it is helpful for citizens to become more educated on what there is that needs repair. Please join us for these lively discussions to be led by Kathryn Liss, long time volunteer with Building Bridges and active in anti-racism education for more than 30 years. All discussions start at 7pm and last one hour and we ask participants to commit to the entire four-part series.
September 14 at 7 pm - Week One: Dr Jacqueline Battalora- Birth of a White Nation (37 minutes)
September 28 at 7 pm - Week Two: Movie: 13th: An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality. (1 hr. 40 mins)
October 12 at 7 pm - Week Three: Slavery By Another Name : About the end of reconstruction and the prison system (1 hr. 25 mins)
October 26 at 7 pm - Week Four: RACE: The Power of an Illusion (links to a transcript, looking into video link to be provided later).