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The "First Friday Film Series" Debuts in October

September 10, 2014
The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County will launch a free First Friday Film Series on October 3, 2014 at 7:00PM at 416 Franklin Street. On the first Friday of each month, we will discuss an informative and provocative film raising awareness of racial, immigrant, or environmental justice. Following the film, attenders will have an opportunity to act concretely on the issue. Children will also be inspired by a separate age-appropriate film shown simultaneously.
Broken on All Sides: Race, Mass Incarceration and New Visions for Criminal Justice in the US is a 2012 documentary starting in Philadelphia that reveals the hidden catastrophe of racial bias in our prison system. This trend of mass incarceration of minorities is being called the 'new Jim Crow' of our era. On November 7th, we will screen the PBS interview with Bill Moyer and Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. They provide the evidence and analysis of this disturbing trend. 
We hope to connect with individuals and organizations working to stop this trend, and ease the plight of the incarcerated. Would you be willing to promote this film series within your organization please? Would you also consider endorsing the screenings? Please let me know if you're interested in being added as an endorser of the event. 
If you have any questions, please call Krista in our office at 610-372-0928 or email me
Thank you for your work, service, and support. 
Carla Mannix
Publicity, Social Justice Team
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County 
Community, Adult Education, Social