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Film screening: The UnAmerican Struggle
November 14, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-4
The Camden Conference is pleased to present an encore screening of the film The UnAmerican Struggle at the Belfast Free Library on November 14 at 6:30 pm. The film screening is free and open to all.
The UnAmerican Struggle is a feature-length documentary that examines the resurgence of racism, misogyny, sexism, and xenophobia in America. It is important that educational facilities, parents and child advocates began now to educate citizens on ways to bridge the areas of diversity such as culture, skin color, religious and political beliefs these gaps have caused. There must be safe environments for mutual understanding, civil discourse, and respectful dialogue to take place.
The documentary speaks to the dangers of remaining silent in the face of state-inspired hate and threats to civil rights. Bigotry unchecked ushers in greater abuses to civil rights, as evident through the recent attacks on the free press, the cornerstone of American democracy. As such, the documentary provides a voice to groups affected by the intolerance and bigotry sweeping the nation like cancer.
The UnAmerican Struggle pays close attention to the struggle for equality from the perspective of Immigrants, Latinos, Muslims, Blacks, Women, and Transgender People. Seventeen experts representing the Southern Poverty Law Center, the National Diversity Council, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and local groups, such as Black Lives Matter, lent their voices to the film to help Americans better understand the fight to preserve America’s values of inclusion and civil liberties.
This presentation is hosted by the Belfast Free Library and offered as a free community event in in anticipation of the 31st Annual Camden Conference –New World Disorder and America’s Future, February 16-18, 2018.
Click here for a trailer of the film.