The Tea Party talks about restoring traditional American values. The Anchorage chapter of the NAACP and Out North are showing a film tonight at Loussac Library that shows us what things used to be like the US.
Come be reminded what traditional values mean before you vote.
From Out North's website:
Based on the book by Tim Tyson, the movie recounts the small town murder of Henry Marrow, a 23 year-old black Vietnam veteran, who was shot and beaten to death by a prominent white businessman and his grown sons. In response to the crime, and the sham trial that followed, many young African American men took to the streets, engaging in riots and vandalism. However, Ben Chavis, Marrow's cousin, decided that the best way to protest the injustice would be to organize a peaceful march on the state capitol.Starring Nate Parker, Rick Schroder , Lela Rochon. Running time: 128 minutes. Rated PG-13 (for an intense scene of violence, thematic material involving racism, and for language).
Post movie discussion with renowned African American civil rights leader Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Jr. Dr. Chavis is known as one of the Wilmington Ten. Because of Dr. Chavis' scientific background, in 1981, he was the first person to coin the term environmental racism: “Racial discrimination in the deliberated targeting of ethnic and minority communities for exposure to toxic and hazardous waste sites and facilities, coupled with the systematic exclusion of minorities in environmental policy making, enforcement, and remediation.” Since 2001 he has been CEO and Co-Chairman of the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, which he cofounded with hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons.