Documentary Screening: "At the River I Stand"
March 7, 2019
Commonwealth Honors College
Room: Events Hall
UMass Amherst Campus
"At the River I Stand' is part of the Watch. Learn. Grow. documentary series hosted by the Office of Equity and Inclusion. This documentary series is geared towards learning about differences, seeing the humanity in everyone, and fostering opportunities for respectful dialogue.
Memphis, Spring 1968 marked the dramatic climax of the Civil Rights movement. "At the River" I stand skillfully reconstructs the two eventful months that transformed a strike by Memphis sanitation worker into a national conflagration, and disentangles the complex historical forces that came together with the inevitability of tragedy at the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Note: this event includes a light lunch. RSVP is required. Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible. If event fills, we will screen again at another time.
12:30 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 Film screening
2:00 – 2:30 Community dialogue