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Film Series Addresses Community Issues

posted May 7, 2014, 11:16 AM by Interfaith WS   [ updated May 7, 2014, 11:16 AM ]

A group of interfaith, multicultural Winston-Salem organizations is hosting a series of films beginning May 13 that touch on critical issues facing this community.  You are encouraged to participate.

Sponsors include the Ministers Conference of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, Democracy North Carolina, Scholars for North Carolina's Future, Forsyth County Educators Association and the NAACP.

Panel discussions follow each film and will include an opportunity to identify actions to be taken.

 “AMERICAN TEACHER”

7 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Green Street United Methodist Church

639 S. Green St., Winston-Salem
A definitive look at the state of teaching in America that offers a solution to the education crisis. The film shows us the experience of these four young teachers as they recognize the importance of what they do, and how much they love what they do, but asks: can I afford to continue to teach?

  “AMERICAN WINTER”

6 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, 20124

Central Library Auditorium

660 West Fifth St., Winston-Salem
There are two separate countries in America --one that is struggling day
to day to pay for their electricity, heat, rent and food, and the other
that is doing well and is not tuned into those who are suffering right
among them.

 “FREEDOM SUMMER”

6 p.m. Monday, June 16, 2014

Central Library Auditorium

660 West Fifth St., Winston-Salem
The film expertly combines archival footage and photos with contemporary
interviews to recall the pivotal 10-week period in 1964 when hundreds of
activists, black and white, worked together to register African-American
voters in violently segregationist Mississippi.

  “INEQUALITY FOR ALL”

6 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Green Street United Methodist Church

639 S. Green St., Winston-Salem
This movie is critically important and exposes the heart of our economic
problem, something that’s been getting worse and worse for over 30
years. People are stressed. They’re angry and frustrated, and the tide
is only rising on that front. Their debt obligations are staggering, yet
(if lucky enough to have a job), they’re working harder and longer than
ever before. People need to understand what’s happening to them –
because from their perspective, the picture looks pretty bleak.

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