Jan
23
5:30 PM17:30

Intolerable Burden (Weekday Showing)

"The Intolerable Burden" is a film that documents the Carter family of Sunflower County, MS who, in compliance with school policy that supported "freedom of choice," sent thier children to all-white schools prior to full desegregation. The film documents the family's choice and its consequences in rural Mississippi in the late 1960s. Based on the book "Silver Rights," Mae Bertha Carter (the mother) and citizens from their community discuss education in the context of segregation, desecregation and re-segregation. A prominent theme of the movie is the Sunflower County pattern of failing public education for blacks and minorities and the fast track to prison is being replicated throughout the United States.

We will view the movie and discuss it afterwards. 

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Jan
27
9:30 AM09:30

Intolerable Burden (Saturday Breakfast)

"The Intolerable Burden" is a film that documents the Carter family of Sunflower County, MS who, in compliance with school policy that supported "freedom of choice," sent thier children to all-white schools prior to full desegregation. The film documents the family's choice and its consequences in rural Mississippi in the late 1960s. Based on the book "Silver Rights," Mae Bertha Carter (the mother) and citizens from their community discuss education in the context of segregation, desecregation and re-segregation. A prominent theme of the movie is the Sunflower County pattern of failing public education for blacks and minorities and the fast track to prison is being replicated throughout the United States.

We will view the movie and discuss it afterwards. Breakfast will be served, please RSVP for headcount

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Dec
2
9:00 AM09:00

Trustbuilding Breakfast - December 2017

Please join the members of the Troup County Racial Trustbuilding Initiative for our bi-monthly breakfast meeting. This is a time for those who have participated in our Level 1 & 2 sessions to go deeper into discussions around race, reconciliation and community building. Often, we welcome subject matter experts who are able to guide our conversations and leave us with meaningful insights.

Please Note: We will be updating this calendar entry when we have a confirmed location and speaker.  Our intent is to get the date out to our members so that they can plan for the date and time in advance.

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Oct
7
9:00 AM09:00

Trustbuilding Breakfast - October 2017

Please join the members of the Troup County Racial Trustbuilding Initiative for our bi-monthly breakfast meeting. This is a time for those who have participated in our Level 1 & 2 sessions to go deeper into discussions around race, reconciliation and community building. Often, we welcome subject matter experts who are able to guide our conversations and leave us with meaningful insights.

Please Note: We will be updating this calendar entry when we have a confirmed location and speaker.  Our intent is to get the date out to our members so that they can plan for the date and time in advance.

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Aug
5
9:00 AM09:00

Trustbuilding Breakfast - August 2017

  • Cason Callaway Science Building ("Old Science Building" - LaGrange College) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join the members of the Troup County Racial Trustbuilding Initiative for our bi-monthly breakfast meeting. This is a time for those who have participated in our Level 1 & 2 sessions to go deeper into discussions around race, reconciliation and community building. Often, we welcome subject matter experts who are able to guide our conversations and leave us with meaningful insights.

Since August is "Back To School" month, our breakfast discussion will explore the Brown v. Board of Education and the psychological impact of school integration.  In order to prepare for the session, listen to season 2, episode 3 of the "Revisionist History" podcast by Malcolm Gladwell . You can download the podcast here  , or listen to it via iTunes, Stitcher or another podcast app. 

Note the time change to 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM and our meeting location at the old science building (Cason Callaway Science Building) on the campus of LaGrange College.

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Apr
21
to Apr 22

April '17 Racial Trustbuilding Training (Level 2)

For those who have completed the Level 1 class, there is an upcoming opportunity to take a Level 2 class.  The training follows the same schedule as Level 1 (Friday 5:30 - 8:00 PM & Saturday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM).  The upcoming classwill be held at LaGrange College on April 21 - 22 . Register via Eventbrite : https://goo.gl/IZM4j

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