The Center will show 3 of their hottest DVDs Thursdays in August.
The Longest Hatred
Why can’t Jews, Arabs, and Palestinians coexist? The answers are deep-rooted, complex, and fully detailed in this stunning history of Jewish persecution. ”They are the other. They are not us.” Throughout time, words such as these have been used to justify and vilify. This film takes an unsparing look at the ways such words have shaped the experience of Jewish people in this revealing history of anti-Semitism, a hatred with roots long before the Holocaust and enduring intensity that continues to erupt in the violent conflicts of today.
Reel Bad Arabs
This film explores a long line of degrading images of Arabs–from Bedouin bandits to sinister sheikhs and gun-wielding “terrorists”–along the way offering devastating insights into the origin of these stereotypic images, their development in U.S. history, and why they matter so much today. The film tasks viewers to identify the urgent need for counter-narratives that do justice to the diversity and humanity of Arab people and the reality and richness of Arab history and culture.
Legacy of Torture
In 2005 several former members of the Black Panther were held in contempt and jailed for refusing to testify before a San Francisco Grand Jury investigating a police shooting that took place in 1971. The two lead San Francisco Police Department investigators from over 30 years ago, along with FBI agents, have re-opened the case. Rather than submit to proceedings they felt were abusive of the law and the Constitution, five men chose to stand in contempt of court and were sent to jail. They were released when the Grand Jury term expired, but have been told by prosecutors that ‘it isn’t over yet.
When: August 11th, 18th, and 25th, 2016
Where: 3412 Crawford St., Houston, TX
Time: 7 PM to 9 PM
The Mission of the Center for the Healing of Racism: Our mission is to facilitate the healing of racism through education and dialogue in a safe and supportive environment in order to empower individuals and transform communities.
The sessions are free and open to the public (first 45 to RSVP), donations encouraged; registration is required by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the Center’s office at (713) 520-8226.