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Writing Injustice Book Discussion: “Meridian” by Alice Walker

October 20, 2021 7:00 pm
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Through literature, film, and other media, the Writing Injustice Book Group invites the Guilford community to explore the issues of race and inequality that shape our history and our world.

Conversations will be led and facilitated by Hazel V. Carby, the Charles C. and Dorathea S. Dilley Professor Emeritus of African American Studies and Professor Emeritus of American Studies at Yale University, and Donna Daniels, Ph.D., Vice President, Heron Foundation and Cultural Anthropologist.

Fall 2021

Our discussions for the fall will focus on the creative responses of two novelists and a filmmaker to government attempts to disenfranchise and dispossess peoples.

October 20 at 7:00pm: VIRTUAL DISCUSSION

new meridian coverMeridian (1976)

Alice Walker

In 1964 three civil rights workers were murdered in Mississippi by Knights of the Ku Klux Kla–one of the events propelling debate within the Civil Rights Movement about the limitations of marches, voter registration campaigns and non-violence.  We follow Meridian Hill from the 1960s through the 1970s as she confronts the costs of being a young woman committed to political activism.



December 15 at 5:30 FILM followed by a discussion

All In: The Fight for Democracy (2020) Join us for a film screening and discussion with one of the filmmakers Lisa Cortés.

This series is sponsored by the Guilford Foundation.Guilford Fund logo



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Writing Injustice - Meridian