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Event Scheduled

Juneteenth Social Justice Screening

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Courtesy of Partnership for Southern Equity and Working Films
Tuesday June 16, 2020 06:30 pm EDT
Cost: Free

Racial Equity Allies!

As the world and the nation protest and stand in solidarity, lifting up Juneteenth and having conversations on achieving racial equity are vital at this moment.

Social Justice Screenings allow us to dive deep into conversations on racial disparities within energy equity and environmental justice. These virtual events are casual, interactive, and space for respectful, purposeful, and breakthrough dialogues.

"Mosville: When Great Trees Fall" tells the story of Mossville, Louisiana: A once-thriving community founded by formerly enslaved and free people of color, and an economically flourishing safe haven for generations of African American families. Today it’s a breeding ground for petrochemical plants and their toxic black clouds. Many residents are forced from their homes and those that stay suffer from prolonged exposure to contamination and pollution. Amid this chaos and injustice stands one man who refuses to abandon his family’s land - and his community.

Join us for this free screening & discussion to learn more about how environmental racism is impacting communities and what you can do about it. Pre-registration is required via Eventbrite: https://socialjusticescreening.eventbrite.com/.

Guest Panelist:

Alex Glustrom, Director of Mossville

Alex’s first feature film was the award-winning documentary, Big Charity, which he directed, shot, produced and edited. Big Charity won The Jury Award and Audience Award at The New Orleans Film Festival, was awarded Documentary of the Year by Louisiana Endowment For The Humanities, and was named the 5th Best Film Made in Louisiana in 2014 and the 4th Best “Katrina Film” by NOLA.com.

Dr. Mildred McClain, Coastal Georgia Just Energy Organizer, Partnership For Southern Equity

Considered an environmental justice pioneer Dr. McClain has engaged with communities all over the world, assisting in building their capacity to speak for themselves as well as participate substantively in decision-making processes that impact their daily lives 50-year veteran of the People's Movement for Justice and Self Determination worldwide, currently serves as the Executive Director for the Harambee House / Citizens for Environmental Justice which she founded in 1990. Dr. McClain is a US delegate to the World Conference Against Racism & the World Summit on Sustainable Development.

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