‘The UnAmerican Struggle’ screened in Belfast

Nov 03, 2017

Belfast — Belfast Free Library, 106 High St., will screen the film “The UnAmerican Struggle” (2017, USA) as part of the Camden Conference Community Events series Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 pm. The film screening is free and open to all.

“The UnAmerican Struggle” is a feature-length documentary that examines the resurgence of racism, misogyny, sexism and xenophobia in America provoked largely by President Donald Trump’s words and actions as a candidate; and policies as president. The film stresses that educational facilities, parents and child advocates begin now to educate citizens on ways to bridge the areas of diversity such as culture, skin color, religious and political beliefs these gaps have caused.

There must be safe environments for mutual understanding, civil discourse and respectful dialogue to take place. This documentary speaks to the dangers of remaining silent in the face of state-inspired hate and threats to civil rights. Bigotry unchecked ushers in greater abuses to civil rights. Seventeen experts representing the Southern Poverty Law Center, the National Diversity Council, the Council on American-Islamic Relations and local groups, such as Black Lives Matter, lent their voices to the film to help Americans better understand the fight to preserve America’s values of inclusion and civil liberties.

This presentation is hosted by the Belfast Free Library and offered as a free community event in in anticipation of the 31st annual Camden Conference — New World Disorder and America’s Future, Feb. 16 through 18. For more information about the screening, call the library at 338-3884, ext. 10. For more information about the Camden Conference, visit camdenconference.org or call 236-1034.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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