Social Action Committee

by Diane Collins

No meeting took place in January. Focus of this report is on the following collaborative films being shown in the Crandall Public Library Community Room in February.

Tri-County NY Transition opens their spring “In the Public Interest” film series:

2/4/19 – Monday – 6:30 pm – Truth to PowerAl Gore’s second film about climate – reviewing the science, sharing positive solutions, and warning what we must still do.

Glens Falls Area NAACPpresents their Black History Month film series:(Guests are warmly welcomed, food is served, and discussion stimulated)

2/5/19 – Tuesday – 6:30 pm – The Waiting Room- Filmmaker Peter Nicks chronicles events at a public hospital ER where overworked staff and many uninsured patients must cope with disease, injury, bureaucracy and hard choices.

2/12/19 – Tuesday – 6:30 pm – The Mohawk Giants – The film follows the history of Negro League baseball in Schenectady and the Capital Region; a story of social change in the U.S. and the men who dared to dream to play baseball.

2/19/19 – Tuesday – 6:30 pm – Capturing the Flag – Director Anne de Mare describes voter suppression in North Carolina and the work done by resourceful activists protecting voters and bringing the human dimensions of democracy into focus.

2/26/19 – Tuesday – 6:30 pm Profiled – Kathleen Foster profiles the mothers of Black and Latino unarmed youth killed by the police discussing racial profiling and police brutality.

Open Door Soup Kitchen

Our UU commitment is for 3 volunteers to assist with serving meals at the Open Door located at the corner of Lawrence St. and Walnut St. in Glens Falls on the 4th Monday of each month from 4:15 pm to 5:45 pm.  Three volunteers will be needed for Monday, February 25th. Please contact Diane to volunteer to help.

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