FCCPR Open House

Join us to celebrate FCCPR’s new office space at 345 Main St., Greenfield (below Greenfield Coffee).

Franklin Law Library Citizens and Trial Court Officials Dialogue

A small group of residents in Franklin County — and a top Massachusetts lawmaker — are urging court officials to stop destroying legal books and documents. When the Franklin County courthouse was renovated, its law library shrunk by more than three quarters – leading to the digitizing and shredding of many books. Come to this event to find out more.

Racial Justice Rising


With Kathleen Anderson & Naimah Muhammad

What has been left out of our school children’s social studies history books? Why?
Why would there need to be a treaty between Morocco and the US?
Who was Abubarari II? What did he do?
Who are the Aboriginal Peoples of the Americas?
Where did they come from? Do they still exist?
What was found in the caves and rocks of North America?
What about Islam before Columbus?

Light refreshments
Childcare is available — RSVP with number & ages of children: email@racialjusticerising.org
Donations most welcome

Anti-Racism Film Festival

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church invites you to their 15th Annual Anti-Racism Film Festival. Facilitated discussion will follow film screenings. Free child care.

1:30 p.m. “A Thunder-Being Nation,” Directed by Steven Lewis Simpson. 2012. 86 minutes. A landmark docu- mentary filmed over 13 years about the history of Pine Ridge Reservation from its beginnings to the present. This film features the voices of the people of Pine Ridge Reservation today. Discussion Leader: Strong Oak

3:35 p.m.  “13th” Directed by Ava DuVernay. 2016. 100 minutes. This Academy-Award winning documentary film explores the “intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States.” The film is titled after the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which freed the slaves and prohibited slavery. Best Documentary in 2016 Academy Awards. Discussion Leader Carl McCargo

6:30 p.m. Supper. A nourishing meal of local foods cooked by our favorite chef from the Stone Soup Cafe will be served. Sliding scale donation $4-$10 donation. No one will be turned away.

7:00 p.m.  “The Visitor” Directed by Tom McCarthy. 104 minutes. Award-winning, moving drama about a college professor who travels to New York City to attend a confer- ence and finds Tarek Khalil, a Syrian musician, and Zainab, a Senegalese street vendor, living in his apartment. He sympathizes with the situation of the illegal immigrants and invites the couple to stay with him. “A heartfelt human drama that sneaks up and floors you.” Discussion Leader: Momodou Sarr