Jeremiah Camara travels the country examining the paradox of Black neighborhoods saturated with churches in the midst of poverty, deprivation and despondency. Camara seeks to find if there is a correlation between high-praise and low-productivity.
Location and Cost
We're proud to host this event at the Sacramento Reason Center, near CalExpo.
This is a free event that is open to the public.
5:00 - Doors Open, Potluck, Meet-n-Greet
Please join us at 5 PM for some light food and drink. Bring something to share if you like (use the comments to say what you're bringing), or just show up and enjoy the evening.
We'll provide drinks, napkins, utensils, and plates.
This is also your chance to meet Victor Harris and some of our other guests for the evening.
6:00 - Feature Showing - Contradiction
One cannot deny the historical value of belief and deep faith in the narrative of Black life in America, but the tradition of using prayer as a first-line of defense and relying upon supernatural intervention to solve problems in an age of information, reflects a people that are operating outside the context of a modern paradigm.
If God answers all things (according to the Bible) and if praise, worship, belief and love for God are prerequisites to prosperity, then why are Blacks, as a collective, in such a non-prosperous position?
Can there possibly be a connection between high-praise and low-productivity? This analysis is the crux of the film.
The film is approximately 90 minutes.
7:40 - Filmmaker Interview via Skype
Producer, director, and writer Jeremiah Camara will join us via Skype for a live Q&A about his film, Contradiction. (Tentatively planned.)
8:00 - Poet Victor Harris
Having been featured at the Reason Rally in Washington DC Sacramento Freethought Day, and numerous other secular events, Victor Harris will perform and speak about his experience as a Black atheist living in the Bay Area.
8:30 - Other Speakers and Guests
Closing our evening will be a few words from other invited speakers and guests.