NAACP Community Conversations on Race: Harvesting Stones, May 31 @ 1:00pm

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  Harvesting Stones: The Jewish Farmers of Eastern Connecticut It’s the 1890s, Connecticut Yankees are selling their rocky farms, Jews are fleeing Czarist Russia, and a Jewish back-to-the-land movement sees turning shtetl refugees into farmers as the best way for them to become productive, self-sufficient Americans. Add some funding from the German-Jewish philanthropist Baron Maurice de […]

NAACP Community Conversations on Race: Just Mercy, Jun 28, 1:00 PM

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NAACP Community Conversations on Race: Just Mercy, Jun 28, 1:00 PM Please join the Windham/Willimantic Branch of the NAACP for a June 28, 2020 conversation about the 2019 film Just Mercy.  For the month of June, this film will be available to rent for free in the US on digital platforms like Netflix, offered for those who […]

NAACP Community Conversations on Race: THE TALK – Race in America, July 26, 1:00 PM

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THE TALK is a two-hour PBS documentary about the increasingly necessary conversation taking place in homes and communities across the country between parents of color and their children, especially sons, about how to behave if they are ever stopped by the police. Please join the Windham/Willimantic Branch of the NAACP for a July 26, 2020 […]

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NAACP Community Conversations on Race: Black Power Mixtape, Aug 30, 1:00 PM

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Join us for a conversation about the Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975, that mobilizes a treasure trove of 16mm material shot by Swedish journalists who came to the US drawn by stories of urban unrest and revolution. Gaining access to many of the leaders of the Black Power Movement--Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Angela Davis and Eldridge […]

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NAACP Community Conversations on Race: Jim Crow of the North, Oct 4, 1:00 PM

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Why does Minnesota suffer through some of the worst racial disparities in the nation? One answer is the spread of racist, restrictive real estate covenants in the early 20th century. Jim Crow of the North charts the progression of racist policies and practices from the advent of restrictive covenants after the turn of the last […]

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NAACP Community Conversations on Race: City of Trees, Nov 15, 1:00 PM

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Join us for a conversation about this documentary film City of Trees. The film follows three trainees and the the directors of a stimulus-funded green job-training program designed to put unemployed people back to work by caring for parks in Washington DC during the 2008 recession. During the recession, joblessness exceeded 20 percent east of […]

NAACP Community Conversations on Race: Isabel Wilkerson’s Caste

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Join the Windham/Willimantic NAACP for a conversation about:"Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents," by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson.In Ms. Wilkerson's new book, Caste, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson examines the laws and practices that created what she describes as a bipolar, Black and white caste system in the United States. The book steeped in empathy and insight, […]

NAACP Community Conversations on Race: Danger of a Single Story, January 23 @ 2:00pm

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Danger of a Single Story by Chimamanda Adichie Please join the Windham/Willimantic NAACP branch on Zoom for some Conversations about our stories. We will watch a 19-minute TedTalk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and hear her story before we have some open conversations about our own stories. Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping […]

NAACP Community Conversations on Race: Conversation on Race and Theatre, February 12 @ 1:30pm

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The Windham/Willimantic NAACP and the Windham Theatre Guild present: Community Conversation on Race and TheatreHow do our community theatre's navigate productions that explore the ideas of racial/ethnic identity? In an event that is part reflection, part open rehearsal, and part discussion, we set out to explore how theatre can help us find our voice or […]