Many thanks to all of you who have expressed interest in attending the diocesan Sacred Ground Pilgrimage to the Legacy Museum in Alabama in February of 2023! We will soon have a more detailed Interest Form available online, and hope to have gathered a group of Pilgrims by mid-November.
We are also having a Film Series and discussion this fall in preparation for this Pilgrimage. For those interested in attending, it’s strongly recommended you join in this discussion as part of preparation for the Pilgrimage to Alabama in February of 2023.
We are focusing on two films:
13th, a documentary by Ava DuVernay. Named for the 13th Amendment to the Constitution that outlawed slavery, this documentary looks at how systems of exploitation of African Americans continued after slavery was formally abolished, and examines the way systemic racism shaped mass incarceration.
People will have the opportunity to view 13th from October 17-30.
On November 1 and 7, we will have a Zoom discussions of the film, moderated and guided by members of the Pilgrimage Planning Team. Register at the bottom of this section for one of these discussion sessions.
13th is available on Netflix for those who have a subscription. Given the cultural and historical importance of this documentary, Netflix has made it available for free on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krfcq5pF8u8.
Selma, a film also directed by Ava DuVernay which looks at the voting rights marches from Selma to Montgomery in 1965. Since we will be visiting the Legacy Museum in Montgomery and continuing on pilgrimage to Selma, this film provides background to the specific places to be visited and issues which shaped the civil rights movement.
Selma is available on iTunes, Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, and other streaming services.
People will have the opportunity to view Selma from October 31-November 13.
On November 15 and 16, we will have a Zoom discussions of the film, moderated and guided by members of the Pilgrimage Planning Team. You can register for these meetings below.
Please only choose one session for each film; we’re offering the same discussion for each film on multiple nights to try to accommodate people’s schedules.