‘A Reckoning in Boston’ Film Screening & Discussion

Date(s) - July 28, 2021
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Join us as we co-host a screening of the documentary “A Reckoning in Boston.” The film details the transformational process of understanding the role the humanities play in communities impacted by systemic inequality.

After the film screening, there will be a moderated discussion with director James Rutenbeck and producer/subject Kafi Dixon.

Register Here: https://watch.showandtell.film/watch/delaware_humanities 

White suburban filmmaker James Rutenbeck came to the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester to document students’ engagement with the Clemente Course in the Humanities – a teaching program designed for those who have experienced homelessness, transitioned out of incarceration, or faced barriers to a college education. The Clemente mission is to foster critical thinking through deep engagement with the humanities that is intended to make students fuller and freer citizens.

But over time James is forced to come to terms with a flawed film premise and his own complicity in racist structures. As he spends time with students Carl and Kafi, he’s awakened to the violence, racism and gentrification that threaten their very place in the city.

Maryland Humanities is a statewide, educational nonprofit organization that creates and supports educational experiences in the humanities that inspire all Marylanders to embrace lifelong learning, exchange ideas openly, and enrich their communities.
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