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Film Premiere of Can We Talk: Learning from Boston's Busing/Desegregation Crisis

Special Invitation
Film Premiere of
Can We Talk: Learning from Boston’s Busing/Desegregation Crisis

Boston Busing Protest 1970

Boston Public Library – Copley
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA

Tuesday June 28, 2011
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

You are cordially invited to the first public showing of our new film, Can We Talk? Learning from Boston’s Busing/Desegregation Crisis on Tuesday, June 28 from 6-8:30pm at the Boston Public Library.

The film addresses many of the issues raised at The Black Community Gathers’  breakout group on education. It was created by filmmaker Scott Mercer and is a project of  the Boston Busing/Desegregation Project (BBDP).

Can We Talk? documents personal testimonials of individuals impacted by court-ordered busing and its residual effects on the City of Boston, its school system, and its residents. The film will be used over the coming year to invite the public into the Project’s Learning Network, a diverse community of people across the city who are committed to learning together to build a culture of truth telling, citywide learning, and systemic change in Boston.

In a recent talk at Third Sector New England, journalist Michele Norris spoke of her family’s silence about its history as a “force field”. BBDP has found the busing/desegregation crisis to be such a force field for Boston . We are committed to a process that will penetrate that force field and allow more diverse and marginalized voices into the great effort for quality education and equity for all. We hope you will be a part of this work and look forward to seeing you on June 28.

Please click HERE to register or RSVP.

Please also invite others who are interested in supporting or learning about the Project to RSVP.Register Now!I can’t make itPlease contact me if you have any questions about the event or how to register.
Many thanks for your attention and response. We look forward to seeing you.

Donna Bivens
Union of Minority Neighborhoods

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  1. Michael Jacoby Brown

    An important film that uncover old hurts and allows us to directly listen to those affected. Everyone in Boston, and beyond, should see this film, and think about how this history is affecting us today.