Racial Justice Movie Club

Raising Awareness of Racial Justice

Join Women’s Voices for a discussion of selected movies or videos focusing on racial justice issues. The club meets on the 4th Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m., unless otherwise specified. Movie club meetings are free and open to the public.

Questions? Email Becky Clausen, Racial Justice Book Club facilitator.

Up Next

Weds., Oct. 27, 2021, 7 p.m.

Trust Me Documentary
Watch free on Kanopy with your public library card.
Trust Me is available for rent here.

Trust Me gives viewers an inside perspective into how media outlets capitalize on human’s attraction to stories about violence, how and why humans share misinformation, how web algorithms distort how we see the world, and how the news can impact mental health. Trust Me gives viewers ways to detect misinformation and offers suggestions on how we can limit the spread of false narratives.

Participants should watch the video prior to the October 27 discussion. Watch free on Kanopy with your public library card.
Trust Me is available for rent here.
Runtime 1:30:53

Registration is required; please register here.

Upcoming Events

Weds., Nov. 17, 2021 Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook Documentary

Tues., Dec. 21, 2021 Carol Anderson discusses her book: The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America

Weds., Jan. 26, 2022 Matthew Desmond discusses his book: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Weds., Feb. 23, 2022 Transforming Gender Documentary

Weds., March 23, 2022 Shawn Rochester discusses his book: The Black Tax: Cost of Being a Black American​

Weds., April 27, 2022 13th Documentary

Weds., May 25, 2022 Century Foundation: How to Implement Reparations in America

Weds., June 22, 2022 A (sort of) History of Racial Inequality in America with James Yamakawa

Weds., July 27, 2022 The Vernon Johns Story: The Road to Freedom: biopic of the acknowledged father of the civil rights movement

Past Selections

Cooked: Survival by Zip Code on PBS here or on Youtube here

Dolly Chugh, “The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias”

Dr. Robin DiAngela’s 2018 presentation to Seattle Public Library discussing her book, White Fragility

Heather McGhee discusses her book: The Sum of Us

The Politics of Racial Resentment and the Cost to Health with Jonathan M. Metzl, author of Dying of Whiteness

Richard Rothstein’s 2019 lecture at Brown University discussing his book, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

Isabel Wilkerson discusses her book, Caste, with Bryan Stevenson

Holy Hierarchy: The Religious Roots of Racism in America

I Am Not Your Negro

Walter Johnson discussion of his book, The Broken Heart of America: St Louis and the Violent History of the United States

Dr. Rhea Boyd on “Pandemics + Policing + Protest”