As you may know, The Church Within helps serve dinner twice per month at Fletcher Place Community Center, and December was going to be our last month with this project. Just before the offering this week, we learned that a new volunteer is taking the reigns on this, and she could use your help! Have a listen…
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We have chosen to screen this film and host the filmmaker as part of our larger work as a congregation to work for equity, equality, social justice, and the dismantling of institutionalized racism. This film isn’t going to end racism. What it will do is help you understand some history you likely aren’t aware of, offer some perspective to the way institutional racism has changed its face through time, and serve as an invitation into sometimes-difficult and much needed dialogue. And it is just the beginning of the conversation. It’s a conversation that needs to be had more and more.
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The luncheon begins at noon. The film screening begins at 3.
Tickets are limited for both options, so please do buy early.
In this film, Loki Mulholland, the son of famous Civil Rights Activist, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, grapples with his family’s deep roots in racism as he unearths his family’s history and the truth behind their slave-owning past.
Together with Luvaghn Brown, a Freedom Rider, Loki explores, through his very personal history, the United States institutions of racism that continue to haunt our country today.
The Uncomfortable Truth is an unapologetic film that lays bare what we all need to understand about each other with an open and honest dialogue on race and society.
This film is captioned for Deaf and Hard of Hearing viewers, and ASL interpretation will be available for the Q & A. If you are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and purchase luncheon tickets, an intepreter will be made available.
About the filmmaker:
Loki Mulholland, a native of Virginia, is an award-winning filmmaker and the son of Civil Rights Legend, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland. Loki has won multiple film festival awards, Best of State, and the Filmed in Utah Award. In addition, he has received over 36 Telly Awards for his various work in video production. His first book, “She Stood For Freedom”, is a nationally published illustrated kid’s book about the life of his mother and was inspired by his award-winning film, “An Ordinary Hero”, which appeared on PBS. Loki has spoken all over the country on the subject of the Civil Rights Movement and race relations today. His next film, “The Uncomfortable Truth”, slated for release in the fall of 2017, chronicles the history of institutional racism in America and his family’s connection to it dating all the way back to Jamestown, Virginia. The Uncomfortable Truth has won Best Documentary at the National Black Film Festival, Utah Film Awards and the Milledgeville Film Festival. Currently, Loki resides in Utah and runs the foundation he created, The Joan Trumpauer Mulholland Foundation, to continue his mothers work, teach people about the Civil Rights Movement and inspire kids to make a difference in their world.
One of our goals at TCW has been to find creative ways to support the financial needs of the church, and Kroger Community Rewards is one such way.
All you have to do is sign up at kroger.com, and choose The Church Within as the recipient of your rewards. Look at the screen captures below to figure it all out. All you need to start is your Kroger card. If you’ve already created a profile with Kroger.com, great. Log in! If not, set one up, and get signed up to help support the ongoing community engagement of The Church Within by doing nothing more than buying your groceries! (No, it doesn’t impact your fuel rewards, in case you were wondering.)
Look at the screenshots below if you’re having trouble.
First, log into your account, or create a new account using your Kroger Plus card.
Once you’ve logged in/created your account, click on “My Account” and scroll all the way to the bottom of the page.
Then set your Community Rewards to The Church Within using Organization Number 77010.
Thank you so much for being willing to do this small thing that can have a big impact!