Anne Braden: Southern Patriot (Anti-Racist Film Screening)

Check out this event from European Dissent Seattle:

anti-racist event in Seattle, Dec. 13th 2014Click the image for a larger version of the poster. Film screening and discussion as part of our work to build a base of anti-racist white organizers!

Saturday, December 13th

3:30 – 6:00pm

YWCA, 2820 E Cherry, Seattle WA 98122

ALL ARE WELCOME!

European Dissent Seattle presents a screening and discussion about this documentary on pioneering white anti-racist organizer Anne Braden. The documentary explores the life and legacy of this American civil rights leader. After she was charged with sedition for attempting to desegregate a Louisville, Kentucky neighborhood in 1954, Braden used the attack to turn herself “inside out” and embarked upon a lifetime of racial justice organizing matched by few whites in American history. Braden was hailed by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail” as a white southerner whose rejection of her segregationist upbringing was “eloquent and prophetic,” and named as one of only five white southerners he could count as allies. Labeled a “traitor to her race” and ostracized as a “red” by segregationists and even many in the civil rights movement, she fought for an inclusive movement community and demonstrated that protecting civil liberties was essential to gaining civil rights. After decades of being shunned by even the most progressive organizations, in 1989 Anne Braden was awarded the first Roger Baldwin Medal of Liberty from the American Civil Liberties Union as a “lifelong leader of the movements for racial justice, labor rights, and peace in the South.” Read more: http://annebradenfilm.org/about/

RSVP here or here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/AnneBraden


 

Anti-Racism As a Foundation

Deep Green Resistance Seattle stands in solidarity with all serious, radical anti-racist organizing. We recognize that racism is a fundamental pillar of modern civilization. Confronting and dismantling racism serves as a serious blow to industrial civilization (the culture of empire). Some of our members plan to attend this event and are beginning to participate in the strong anti-racist organizing taking place in the Seattle area. We support the work of European Dissent Seattle.

Until we win.

 

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