Join Scalawag for a virtual film screening and Q&A panel discussion
Thursday, June 25, 2020
6:30 to 8 p.m.
In this moment of collective outrage, the systematic disregard towards the dignity and survival of Black folks extends far beyond the sphere of policing. Widespread environmental racism is poisoning Black people across the South, forcing families off their land and into early graves.
This event is about resistance.
Thursday, June 25 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Scalawag will join the team behind the award winning documentary Mossville: When Great Trees Fall in conversation about the film and environmental racism across the South. This virtual panel moderated by Scalawag's Race & Place editor Danielle Purifoy (read her review of the film here) includes a discussion with the film's producer Daniel Bennett and director Alex Glustrom about Mossville and the economic and environmental policies destroying Black communities in Louisiana.
Attendees will have the opportunity to break out into smaller facilitated groups to engage with environmental organizers from GASP Group (Birmingham), NC Environmental Justice Network (North Carolina), and Eco-Action (Atlanta) mobilizing to prevent the further destruction of fenceline communities.
After you sign up for the event, in the confirmation email from Eventbrite you'll receive a custom Vimeo link to watch the 55 minute film Mossville: When Great Trees Fall, along with a link to the Zoom call where the conversation will be held. The screening link will only be live for 24 hours in advance of the screening and will be active through the end of the event.
To attend the conversation, make a suggested $5 dollar donation below. Attendance is free for Scalawag members!
(Not already a member? Support anti-racist Southern media by joining us today and attend this great event free!) This donation helps us pay the organizers and panelists for their time and important work.
We hope to see y'all next Thursday at Breathing While Black: fighing environmental racism in the South. Come with your thoughts about the film, and any testimonies and strategies to help us think about how to protect the land and the people from the effects of environmental destruction.