Date(s) - 10/21/2020
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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I write to request all of you to watch and encourage other members of CAAL to watch the documentary The Long Shadow.
The Town of Lexington, Human Rights Committee is sponsoring this viewing and Q&A with the director. Right now there is a 15 min trailer and on Friday, October 16, 2020 for 1 week, there will be unlimited access to both the 60 and 90 min version of this important piece of work
The links can be accessed at our Lexington page — http://thelongshadowfilm.com/lexington/.
The Long Shadow follows former CNN Senior Producer, TED contributor, and Emmy-Award winning Director Frances Causey as she traces her family’s legacy of white privilege, placing it in the context of the history of anti-black racism in the United States that began with slavery and continues to impact our society today.
There will also be a Cary Library sponsored Zoom Q&A with the film’s director on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM —
This movie is an important foundation for all of us to understand our nation’s history of institutional racism. As the kid of Asian immigrants, I know that my parents came here with whatever knowledge they had and then they absorbed whatever was told to them by the dominant group. They did the best that they could with the resources that they had. This is a chance to do better in this century for the next generations. We and especially our kids deserve all the rights and privileges that any other American has. I watched it with my kid and I think it is suitable for kids in middle school or above. Frankly it should be required viewing in HS.
Your support in this continued racial equity work is very much appreciated. I will definitely share the FB invite with you as well but I wanted to reach out personally to the three of you to be sure that you don’t miss it and I think it would be great to get questions from CAAL to the director to talk about how we fight anti-Blackness and also recognize the realities of anti-Asian racism.
If you have any questions, feel free to call or text.