Tuesday, February 6, 7–8 p.m. (Drop in)
Explore and discuss the style, techniques and themes of filmmaker Julie Dash’s auteur and her body of work in short films. Discussions can range from the director’s oeuvre to specific formal elements and how to achieve them. You’ll then use the discussion as prompts for filming your own short films to be shared and critiqued.
Wednesday, February 7, 6:30–8:30 p.m. (Drop in)
Join us for a showing of this 2020 award-winning film. On the night of February 25, 1964, in Miami, Cassius Clay joined Jim Brown, Sam Cooke and Malcolm X, and they discussed the responsibility of being successful Black men during the civil rights movement.
Monday, February 19, 7 p.m.
In late 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King brought his push for civil rights to Chicago, learning that the inequality and terror in the South were very much mirrored in the North. Clarence Goodman will talk about the struggle Dr. King and other organizations in the area faced as they fought for equality for all.
Tuesday, February 20, 10:30–11:30 a.m. (Drop in)
Looking for something to wake you up in the morning? Join us for a stimulating discussion of Finding Me by Viola Davis. Copies of the book are available at the 3rd Floor Service Desk one month before the book club meeting, or you can check our catalog for a copy.
Thursday, February 22, noon
Ages 55 and older
Historian Connie Martin recounts her great-grandmother Lizzie’s stories about how her family survived many trials and tribulations of the Antebellum period. Learn how they ingeniously used hidden codes and messages in quilts to assist abolitionists in guiding slaves to freedom through the Underground Railroad.