Alexandria Community Remembrance Project Virtual Film Screening: How the Monuments Came Down
Wed, Oct 20
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Dismantling Racism Team invites the congregation to participate in an excellent virtual event on October 20, 2021 that is co-sponsored by the Alexandria Historical Society & the Alexandria Community Remembrance Project. First, watch the film “How the Monuments Came Down,” which is a timely and searing look at the history of white supremacy and Black resistance in Richmond, Virginia. The feature-length film — brought to life by history-makers, descendants, scholars, and activists — reveals how monuments to Confederate leaders stood for more than a century, and why they fell. You will learn a lot about our history and you will also better understand the complexity of the history.
Then register to attend the virtual discussion with public historian Lauranett Lee and Eugene Thompson, past member of the Alexandria Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Confederate Memorials and Street Names, about this important film. This event is free.
For more info, please contact Lynn Eiseman at 703-861-2798.