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Wed, Feb 28


Uptown Underground

The New Black Screening

Free Popcorn, Candy, and Soda!

Registration is Closed
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The New Black Screening
The New Black Screening

Time & Location

Feb 28, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Uptown Underground, 4713 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60640, USA

About the event

In honor of Black History Month, The Lighthouse Church invites you to a FREE movie screening of The New Black and a discussion that will follow. Our discussion will center on what strategies and tools helped African-American LGBT people garner support for marriage equality within Maryland's Black community. We will then process together how these tools and strategies can be used to promote LGBT-inclusion within the church and society.

Free Movie Concessions (popcorn, candy & non-alcoholic beverages)

Cash bar will also be available.

This free screening is sponsored by Promised Land Film as a part of their Empowering Equality initiative

The New Black is a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. The film documents activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize gay marriage and examines homophobia in the black community's institutional pillar-the black church and reveals the Christian right wing's strategy of exploiting this phenomenon in order to pursue an anti-gay political agenda. The New Black takes viewers into the pews and onto the streets and provides a seat at the kitchen table as it tells the story of the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland and charts the evolution of this divisive issue within the black community.

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