In conjunction with the “Undoing Racism” workshop, the Fogartyville Community Media and Art Center will host a series of community seminars on race. These seminars are free and open to the public.
The seminars will kick off on Wednesday, January 31 when we will gather to watch and discuss the PBS documentary film, Race: The Power of an Illusion.
On Tuesday, February 27, the conversation will focus on the criminal justice system with the screening of the Netflix original documentary film 13th, which was directed by Ava DuVernay. Following the screening, we will have a discussion with a panel of representatives from the Innocence Project of Florida. Founded in 2003, the Innocence Project of Florida helps individuals who are incarcerated in Florida prove their innocence and rebuild their lives after obtaining freedom.
On Wednesday, March 28, the conversation will continue with a panel consisting of participants from, and organizers of, the “Undoing Racism” workshop that will take place earlier in the month. The panelists will be discussing what they learned, how they plan to apply what they learned in our community, as well as the possibilities and challenges of building a multiracial coalition that will address racism in the local community.
The April seminar, which will take place on Friday the 13th, will focus on issues facing Black and Latinx communities specifically, as we address race beyond the Black/white binary.
The seminars will end on Tuesday, May 8th with a community potluck and dialogue on healing and transformative justice. Visit the SarasotaPEACenter.org website for complete details.