Featured image from PBS.
Join us at the Cedar Rapids Public library for a screening of “The Talk: Race in America.” This two-hour documentary is about the increasingly common conversation taking place in homes and communities across the country between parents of color and their children, especially sons, about how to behave if they are ever stopped by the police.
Following the movie, Karl Cassell, managing partner at Top RANK Staffing and former Executive Director of the Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission, will lead a Q&A session.
Doors open at 5 PM.
This event is a prelude to our October Documentary Series. Please join us again in a few months for more thought-provoking films and discussions.
Museums have, more recently, been challenged with lending a voice to issues of social justice (and injustice). The African American Museum of Iowa recognizes this charge and understands the Museum’s growing role in its responsibility to demonstrate history’s direct impact on our present societal culture and climate. By screening these important documentaries, we are opening the door to honest dialogue, discovery, reflection, and even resolution. Documentaries can offer authentic and untold stories that can serve to fill gaps, expose truth and give a deeper meaning. We hope you will join us at the Cedar Rapids Public Library for these real conversations.