Reba Church will be hosting three in-person watch parties to celebrate Black History Month. All films will be shown at the Meetinghouse on the days/times listed below. Each film will include an introduction and/or discussion time, led by members of the Racial Justice Team, Dance Team, and community. The watch parties will NOT be live-streamed on Zoom. If you cannot come to the Meetinghouse, you can watch the films at home whenever you like by clicking on the links provided, which will take you to the PBS website or to YouTube. Enjoy!
TOMORROW Thurs, Feb 17 (7-9 pm): PBS’s The Black Church Part 1. The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song “traces the 400-year-old story of the Black church in America, all the way down to its bedrock role as the site of African American survival and grace, organizing and resilience, thriving and testifying, autonomy and freedom, solidarity and speaking truth to power.” You can view the film at home here: https://www.pbs.org/weta/black-church/.
Mon, Feb 21 (6:30-7:30 pm): Alvin Ailey’s American Dance Theater Production of Revelations. “Using African-American spirituals, song-sermons, gospel songs and holy blues, Alvin Ailey’s Revelations fervently explores the places of deepest grief and holiest joy in the soul. More than just a popular dance work, it has become a cultural treasure, beloved by generations of fans.” You can watch Revelations at home on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/kDXerubF4I4 You can learn more about Ailvin Ailey and his dance productions at the Alvin Ailey website here.
Thurs, Feb 24 (7-9 pm): PBS’s The Black Church Part 2. You can watch Part 2 here: https://www.pbs.org/weta/black-church/.
Photo taken from kennedy-center.org.