'A Reckoning in Boston' Community Screening
The African Heritage Reparation Assembly's (AHRA), Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR), and The CommonGood Project invite you to pre-screen GBH Documentary, A Reckoning in Boston.
In partnership with Amherst Ma. | The African Heritage Reparation Assembly's (AHRA), Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR), and The CommonGood Project we invite you to pre-screen GBH Documentary, A Reckoning in Boston. In light of the efforts toward race, culture, and gender justice in the context of resolution--we would be honored if a screening of A Reckoning in Boston could provide a platform for these necessary discussions.
Black women have given their experiences and words, to their own detriment, to be the inception of resilience and liberation for ourselves and communities that are not our own. The power of a Reckoning for white communities is in witnessing, but for power for black and brown communities is to affirm and coalesce in our shared experiences. On this evening we reclaim the spirit of Fannie Lou Hamer and the intersectionality of lower resourced / lower income Black women to uplift their self-initiated community design towards resilience through conversations of reconciliation.
“An egalitarian society presupposes nonviolence, for violence is the way some are able to deprive others of what is justly theirs. Inequality can only be maintained by violence. ”
― Walter Wink,
Several universities and institutions nationwide have offered private screenings of the film as it explores the history and lived experiences of racism within communities of color facing systemic oppression in Boston, as well as demonstrating how community members seek to define their lives beyond these systems. It also opens a critical dialogue about whiteness and complicity as the filmmaker, James Rutenbeck, works to understand his role while filming parts of the daily lives of two Black Bostonians. Please see the trailer for the film below.
As one of the co-producers and primary subjects of the film, I am the founder of the first women-of-color urban and rural farm cooperative space in Boston, The Common Good Project. Dr. Fernando Ona and will be available for a post-screening discussion.
We hope that you will join us for a spirited Q&A.
Thank you so much for your consideration,