Film Screening & Celebration: I Know A Man…Ashley Bryan

Ashley Bryan by Robert Shetterly, courtesy KaneLewis Productions

Program Description: In culmination of our month-long celebration of children’s book author and illustrator Ashley Bryan, join us for a screening of “I Know A Man…Ashley Bryan.” Directed by Richard Kane and Robert Shetterly, this documentary explores how Bryan has been using art his entire life to celebrate joy, mediate the darkness of war and racism, explore the mysteries of faith and create loving community. This screening is co-hosted with the library’s Tween Advisory Council. Special presentation, before the screening, of work created in our craft hours throughout the month. Fresh popcorn during movie & a sampling of home-cooked food from Kayah Payton of the newly formed Grandma’s House!. 

Date/Time: Thursday, February 28, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Suggested Audience: People of all ages.

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Brother Outsider Film Screening & Panel Discussion

 

Program Description: The library, SBK Social Justice Center and OutHudson present a screening of this documentary about Bayard Rustin, activist & organizer, who was central to the Civil Rights Movement. He worked alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. including on the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Rustin often took a back seat because his open homosexuality forced him from the public eye.

The panel includes Tandra LaGrone, Executive Director of In Our Own Voices, which serves the needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender People of Color, our Friends and Families (http://www.inourownvoices.org/); James Powell, Arts & Creative Editor; and Khary Septh, Editor in Chief, both of The Tenth Magazine (http://thetenthmagazine.com/).

The panel will lead a discussion with the audience on issues LGBTQ People of Color face, how Rustin’s bravery and openness can help develop our own self-awareness and self-expression, and how activism looks today compared with Civil Rights Movement and what it could look like in the future.

Date/ Time: Friday, January 18, 6-8pm

Suggested Audience: Adults

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