Emmaus Campus Ministry: Living Faith Through Community, Dialogue & Service The June 2017 newsletter is available here. Conte... Read more
7 pm Meaningful Movie
Wednesday, June 07, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Join us for "Meaningful Movies" this summer!
The Social Concerns Committee is planning a “Meaningful Movies” series of documentaries over the summer, so we can sit back, eat popcorn, socialize with our church family, and find out about various social justice issues across our nation and the world. Many of them will concern HSP's chosen focus of at-risk families and youth. Each documentary will be followed by a discussion led by one of the SCC members. So mark these Wednesday evenings on your calendar: May 24, June 7, June 21, July 12, August 9, and August 23.
For June 7:
The next documentary will be "13th" and will be shown Wednesday evening, June 7th, in the Guild Room, at 7 p.m. Doug Anderson and Carla Mettling will lead the discussion afterwards. “The title of Ava DuVernay's extraordinary and galvanizing documentary refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads ‘Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.’ The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity. With a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from a dazzling array of activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men, DuVernay creates a work of grand historical synthesis.” – Rotten Tomatoes