Archives Co-Sponsors Film Screening on Racism

St. Philips church in Old Salem.
On November 15 from 5:30-7:30pm at St. Philips’ 1861 building on Church Street, the Archives is co-promoting a film screening of the documentary “A Class Divided,” with a panel discussion thereafter about how to recognize and confront racism within ourselves. The film documents how, as an experiment in the wake of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., teacher Jane Elliott divided her students into two groups according to their eye color (brown eyes/blue eyes), and the resulting discrimination lesson they learned. This event is sponsored by Old Salem’s Hidden Town Project in collaboration with St. Philips Moravian Church, Home Moravian Church, Moravian Team for Racial Reconciliation, and Moravian Archives – with thanks to the Salem Academy and College Gramley Library for providing the film. It’s free and open to the public. Parking is available at the Old Salem Visitor Center, 900 Old Salem Road. From there, it is a 5-minute walk to St. Philips Church or shuttles to the church from the Visitor Center will be available beginning at 5:00 p.m.

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