Museums have, more recently, been challenged with lending a voice to issues of social justice (and injustice). The African American Museum of Iowa recognizes this charge and understands the Museum’s growing role in its responsibility to demonstrate history’s direct impact on our present societal culture and climate. By screening these important documentaries, we are opening the door to honest dialogue, discovery, reflection, and even resolution. Documentaries can offer authentic and untold stories that can serve to fill gaps, expose truth and give a deeper meaning. We hope you will join us at the Cedar Rapids Public Library for these real conversations.
Each screening will be followed by a Q&A session facilitated by a community leader.
Doors open at 5 PM. Screenings will begin at 5:30.
👉🏾 Please visit http://bit.ly/AAMIdocseries for film descriptions and further details.
October 10 – The Uncomfortable Truth: The History of Racism in America
Presented by Jorel Robinson, Community Organizer and City Council Candidate
October 17 – Broken on All Sides: Race, Mass Incarceration and New Visions for Criminal Justice
Presented by Dr. Ruth White, Executive Director of The Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success.
October 24 – Great White Hoax: Donald Trump and the Politics of Race and Class in America
Presented by Anthony Arrington, Managing Partner at Top Rank Solutions