Update: Black Quaker Lives Matter Film Festival!

Karen Friedeborn

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Update: The Black Quaker Lives Matter Film Festival!
Trailer For Our Program Above!

Dear F/friends,

   Happy Black History Month! Happy Chinese New Year!  

   Less than two weeks remain until the Black Quaker Lives Matter Film Festival begins! In anticipation, we bring you an official trailer showcasing the exceptional Quakers of Color whose lives and contributions we will be exploring throughout our unique event! The trailer is set to the music of Nina Simone’s “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free” and Paul Robeson’s “No More Auction Block,” inspirations to generations of people worldwide challenging the cancer of white supremacy. 

   We are also excited to announce the inclusion of Howard Thurman expert Dr. Mary Wade as a new guest expert to the post-screening discussion of Thurman on 26 February. Register for each event and view our full schedule below!

Saturday, 12 February 2022, 1:00 pm EST:
I Am A Woman - Leap of Faith: Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge (2012)
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  • Honoring Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge (b. 1952): Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO)-Geneva Director, former South African Deputy Minister of Health, and former South African Deputy Minister of Defense.
  • Featuring a dialogue between the honoree and AFSC General Secretary Joyce Ajlouny.

Saturday, 26 February 2022, 1:00 pm EST:
Backs Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story (2019)
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  • Honoring Dr. Howard Thurman (1899-1981): Civil Rights mentor, educator, preacher, theologian, and prolific author.
  • Featuring a discussion with Dr. Stephen W. Angell, Earlham School of Religion, and Thurman expert Dr. Mary Wade. 

Saturday, 12 March 2022 1:00 pm EST:
Alaska On Line: Red Boucher Interviews Mahala Ashley Dickerson (1998)
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  • Honoring Mahala Ashley Dickerson (1912-2007): Quaker legal pioneer in both Alaska and Alabama, and Alaska homesteader.
  • Featuring a discussion with Johnny Gibbons, life-time law partner of Mahala Dickerson.

Saturday, 26 March 2022 1:00 pm EDT: 
Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin (2003)
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  • Honoring Bayard Rustin (1912-1987): Human Rights Activist & Social Critic.
  • Featuring a discussion between Walter Nagle, Bayard Rustin’s partner and adopted son, and Dr. Sa’ed Atshan, Swarthmore associate professor of peace studies, currently writing a book on African American and Palestinian Quakers.

Saturday, 9 April 2022 1:00 pm EDT:
“Paul Robeson and His Quaker Ancestors” – Paul Robeson: I’m A Negro, I’m An American (1989)  Register Here

  • Honoring Paul Robeson (1898-1976) on his actual 124th birthday and celebrating 200 years of his Quaker ancestors: the Bustill-Mapps-Douglass family of Philadelphia. 
  • Featuring a discussion between Joyce Mosley, researcher and descendent of the Bustill-Mapps-Douglass family; Dr. Mark Solomon, eminent historian and authority on African Americans and the Left; and Dr. Hal Weaver, Robeson advocate-researcher for over 50 years. 

     Write to us at the theblackquakerproject@... with any questions about the festival.
     Once again, we kindly ask for you to forward this e-newsletter on to other organizations and individuals who you feel might be interested.

Peace and blessings,
Dr. Harold D. (Hal) Weaver 
Director of The BlackQuaker Project

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