BBQ Potluck and Outdoor Film Screening
When: Thursday, August 16th, 2012, 6-9PM
Where: Wakullah Street Yard, Roxbury, MA
Can We Talk?: Learning from Bostonʼs Busing/Desegregation Process
Can We Talk? is a film by media producer Scott Mercer. The film was commissioned by Union of Minority Neighborhoods (UMN) and offers powerful stories of the 1970ʼs busing/desegregation crisis that changed Boston forever. Most of those in the film have never publicly shared their stories. It documents how this crisis is still felt today. It aspires to prompt a long-overdue honest conversation about public education and racism, classism, and social injustices that have plagued not only the Boston public schools, but the city of Boston as a community.
Come for the food and the film and join the conversation with teachers, activists, and community members.
Sponsored by Teacher Activist Group Boston, Union of Minority Neighborhoods, and Boston Busing/Desegregation Project.
Download and distribute the flier.