Come watch this powerful film based on James Baldwin’s writings on race. Stay for a discussion after the viewing. We recommend a companion text: Baldwin’s book The Fire Next Time, but please come whether or not you read the book.
James Baldwin was a brilliant writer and a social critic whose writings on race, written primarily during the 1960s and 70s, are painfully relevant today.
“We may be able, handful that we are, to end the racial nightmare, and achieve our country, and change the history of the world.” -James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time No Way to Treat a Child
Sabeel Colorado and the Colorado chapter of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship bring you a program about this faith-based campaign to end arrests, detentions and prosecution of Palestinian children in the Israeli military courts. Israel is the only nation in the world that prosecutes children by the military; they arrest about 700 children a year.
We'll watch the short film, Detaining Dreams, and hear from attorney and activist Brad Parker via Skype.
From the NWTTC website: "The No Way to Treat a Child campaign seeks to challenge and end Israel's prolonged military occupation of Palestinians by exposing widespread and systematic ill-treatment of Palestinian children in the Israeli military detention system. It is a joint project of Defense for Children International - Palestine and American Friends Service Committee."