Date(s) - 02/17/19
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Timberland Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
In Honor of Black History Month
4:00 PM Forum:
“ Documenting Hate: Charlottesville”
PBS FRONTLINE Aired Aug 7, 2018 For the past year, FRONTLINE and ProPublica have been investigating how the violent and infamous rally in Charlottesville last year became a watershed moment for the white supremacist movement. Correspondent A.C. Thompson shows how some of those behind the racist violence went unpunished and shines a light on the rise of new white supremacist groups in America. (Note: This video contains graphic content and political discussion that may be disturbing. The video is about an hour in length so there will not be time for discussion.)
5:30 PM Service:
“The Dangers of Whitewashing Black History” | David Ikard | TEDxNashville Jun 13, 2018 (18 mins)
Should white people care about the whitewashing of black history? Most people will likely answer yes to this question, if only because it sounds politically correct to do so. What will hopefully become clear is that whites have as much to lose by whitewashing black history as their African American peers.
David Ikard is a Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies at Vanderbilt University. His research and teaching interests include African American Literature, black feminist criticism, hip-hop culture, black masculinity and whiteness studies. He is the author/co-author of four books, including “Breaking The Silence: Toward a Black Male Feminist Criticism” (2007), “Nation of Cowards: Black Activism in Barack Obama’s Post-Racial America” (2012; co-authored with Martell Teasley and winner of the 2013 Best Scholarly Book Award by DISA), “Blinded by the Whites: Why Race Still Matters in 21st-Century America” (2013), and “Lovable Racists, Magical Negroes, and White Messiahs” (2017).