Screening & discussion of The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama and clips the Vermont PBS production of Tales From a Yiddish Theatre. Noted historian, author and critic Simon Schama explores the Jewish experience from ancient times to the present day in this new five-part series. Also clips from the Vermont PBS production of Tales From a Yiddish Theatre.
Craft and screening of the following Thomas & Friends episode: “Sea & Sand.”
Craft and screening of the following ODD Squad episode: "Sound Check."
Screening and discussion of the Vermont PBS production of Little Jerusalem. It is a little-known story of a traditional Jewish community that immigrated to and thrived in the Burlington’s Old North End from the 1880s to the 1940s.
Screening & discussion of Limited Partnership. Decades before The Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, one gay couple, a Filipino American and an Australian, fell in love and over the course of 40 years took on the U.S. government to fight for marriage and immigration equality.
Screening & discussion of The Homestretch. Three homeless teens brave Chicago winters, high school pressures, and life on the streets to build a brighter future. Against all odds, they recover from a life of abandonment to create new, surprising definitions of home.
Screening & discussion of American Denial. Using the story of Gunnar Myrdal’s 1944 investigation of Jim Crow racism as a springboard, American Denial explores the power of unconscious biases and how the ideals of liberty, equality, and justice still impact notions of race and class today.
Winter meeting of the Community Council