Social Justice Team

Racial Equity Film and Community Discussion

The Social Justice Team is co-hosting a film and community discussion with the Forum for Racial Equity’s Dignity Collaborative. Stamped from the Beginning is a film based on a best-selling book and body of work by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi. The film fuses stories and commentaries from leading female scholars to explore the history of anti-Black racist ideas.

Thursday, February 29 | 5:00–8:00 p.m.

Evening Program: 

  • 5:00–5:30 p.m.: Check-in/Meet and Greet
  • 5:30–7:00 p.m.: Film Set Up and Viewing
  • 7:00–7:20 p.m.: Special Remarks with time for Q&A
  • 7:20–8:00 p.m.: Community Salon and Post Film Reception

This event is free to the public.

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Refreshments will be served.

The event will take place at our church located at 25 Cummins Highway, Roslindale (one block from Adams Park). There is plenty of on-street parking and the church is accessible by an MBTA bus route.

Film Synopsis:

Oscar-winning director Roger Ross Williams brings Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s New York Times bestseller to the screen with Stamped From the Beginning. Published in 2016, Dr. Kendi’s National Book Award winner chronicles the entire story of anti-Black racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history.

Williams’ documentary adaptation uses an innovative animation process that blends live action with the art of the era to illuminate figures and moments both well-known and obscure, both historical and contemporary. Leading female academics and activists such as Dr. Angela Davis, Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, Brittany Packnett Cunningham, Dr. Jennifer L. Morgan, and Dr. Kendi guide viewers through a searing account of how racist tropes and imagery were developed and enshrined in American culture. Directed and produced by Williams (Cassandro, Music by Prudence, Love to Love You, Donna Summer), Stamped From the Beginning is executive produced by Dr. Kendi and NAACP Image Award winner Mara Brock Akil (Girlfriends, The Game, Being Mary Jane).

*image courtesy of the Netflex media kit. 


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