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Understanding the Impact of Oppression

  • Philadelphia Ethical Society

    1906 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA (map)

    39.948723 -75.172997

  • The first in our series of Ethics Through Video Classes "Understanding the Impact of  Oppression" will be held on February 9, from 6 to 8:30 PM.  The class will include a showing of “Nothing But A Man”, a highly acclaimed independent film originally released in 1964, which the Washington Post called one of the most sincere and sensitive pictures ever made about the struggles and hardships of Black life in the segregated South. Michael Roemer, the director and co-writer of the film, is a Holocaust survivor, who was one of the German Jewish children evacuate to England as part of the "kindertransport".  Roemer has said that his understanding of the impact of race discrimination in the United States was informed by his experience as a child in Nazi Germany. 

    A post screening discussion will be led by members of Operation Understanding, a program which educates young Afro-American and Jewish leaders to be knowledgeable about each other's histories and cultures.  The class is free, but registration is required. To register in advance email [masked] and state the names of all persons who will be attending. Registration will be accepted at the door if openings are still available.

    An optional vegetarian dinner at 5 PM will conclude in time for the program. Make reservations for the dinner through the same email address and pay $15 per person at the door.  Proceeds of the dinner support Camp Linden, which provides an opportunity for inner-city children to experience nature.

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