An IPS and Community Cinema [DC] preview that tells the story of how the African American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights.
At the event on Monday, August 27, author Susan Naimark will discuss her new book, The Education of a White Parent: Wrestling with Race and Opportunity in the Boston Public Schools. The book takes the complex subject of white privilege and translates it into everyday stories that demonstrate how it hinders the development of all children, even kids who receive the benefits.
Official histories of the United States have ignored the fact that 25 percent of all U.S. presidents were slaveholders, and that black people were held in bondage in the White House itself. And while the nation was born under the banner of “freedom and justice for all,” many colonists risked rebelling against England in order to protect their lucrative slave business from the growing threat of British abolitionism. These historical facts, commonly excluded from schoolbooks and popular versions of American history, have profoundly shaped the course of race relations in the United States.
Omar Barghouti is an independent Palestinian researcher, commentator and human rights activist committed to upholding international law and universal human rights. He is a founding member of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) and the Palestinian Civil Society Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Columbia University, NY.