Social Action Committee Film Series
Sundays in February and March
The Unitarian Universalist Social Action Committee is proud to present an eight week series of interviews and documentary films that are current and thought provoking. Join us at the Provincetown Public Library in the Marc Jacobs Reading Room at 2 pm, each Sunday, throughout February & March as we share with you this diverse array of topics. You can expect from us a warm welcome, refreshments, and conversation that welcomes all voices, expressions and perspectives. We hope you will join us for this community-wide offering. No fee. Free so bring your friends!
Americans Disabled for Accessible Public Transit adopted the acronym ADAPT, since the group’s initial issue was to get wheelchair accessible lifts on buses. In 1978, protests by a group of demonstrators referred to as The Gang of Nineteen, were members from the Atlantis Community. In 1983, they started ADAPT after several years of local bus protests. Nineteen members of the Atlantis Community chanted “We Will Ride” and blocked buses with their wheelchairs, staying in the streets all night. Our Journey: “There is a place we go to every time we go to a National Action. It is not a physical place, but rather a place within ourselves where the candle of human dignity burns at its brightest and the pursuit of choice drives us to remarkable outcomes. We access this place all across the country where justice has been denied, and it is within this place where we the people demonstrate our power. When we arrive at this place, we are fueled in equal parts by love and rage. The rage is for the inequities in our society. The love is for ourselves, the person next to us, those we left behind, our communities now, those who come after us, and even the people who have no idea (yet) about the struggle for independence that people with disabilities face daily.”
SELF GOVERNANCE – THE SOUTHERN MOVEMENTS’ WAY
Laura Flander partnered with Project South, an anchor organization of the Southern Movement Assemblies, and is joined by co-host LaDie Mansfield of Whitakers, NC. At the annual gathering of the Southern Movement Assemblies where a living experiment in popular democracy and local self governance is explored. A lot of the worst of the American experience has it roots in the US South, but so does much of the best, from slave revolts, to abolition, to organized labor and civil rights. What grassroots progressives do there matters; Stay tuned!