February Events

Saturday Feb 16 at 10:30 amThe Black Kungfu Experience at Fox Room, Rutland Free Library, 10 Court St, Rutland City. The public is invited to join the Rutland-area branch of the NAACP for a free screening of The Black Kungfu Experience, exploring the intersection of African American and Asian cultures, from the shadows of the Qing government’s rule in China to deep-rooted American racism. The stories of African American pioneers – Ron Van Clief, Dennis Brown, Tayari Casel, and Don Hamby – illustrate how kungfu was, and still is, a unique crucible of the black experience, building both community and cross-cultural bridges. Contact pac@naacprutland.org

Sunday Feb 16, 4:30-6:30pmSoul Food Sunday at The Gorge, Green Mountain College, Poultney – The public is welcome to join us for good food and good company at Soul Food Sunday! Sign up to bring a dish that feeds your soul – or just come enjoy. Contact pac@naacprutland.org

Monday Feb 18 at noonDreams into Action: A Community Conversation about Race at Grace Church, 8 Court Street, Rutland City. Featuring Etan Nasreddin-Longo, Co-chair of the Fair and Impartial Policing Committee of the Vermont State Police and the chair of the Attorney General’s Racial Disparities in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice System Advisory Panel; Mickie and Neil Richardson, citizen activists from Randolph; and Rutland NAACP President Tabitha Pohl-Moore. This event is free and lunch will be served. https://www.facebook.com/events/285747175442551/

Saturday Feb 23 at 1 pmMore than a Month at Fox Room, Rutland Free Library, 10 Court St, Rutland City. The public is invited to join the Rutland-area branch of the NAACP for a free screening of More Than a Month, Shukree Hassan Tilghman’s exploration of Black History Month in a “post-racial” America. Tilghman examines the idea of ethnic heritage months, and asks whether relegating African American history to the shortest month of the year – and separating it from American history as a whole – denigrates the role of black people and black culture. A film about what it means to be an American, More Than A Month reveals Tilghman’s journey to reconcile his own conflicting feelings about identity and history.  Contact pac@naacprutland.org

Wednesday Feb 27 at 7 pm Book Club at the Library, College of St. Joseph. We will be reading Michelle Obama’s Becoming. https://www.facebook.com/events/305907676725212/

Tuesday Mar 5 at 6:30 pmMember Meeting in the Fox Room of the Rutland Free Library, 10 Court St.

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