1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ending Racism Open House & Refreshments
All are welcome to meet ERC members, enjoy refreshments, and pick up a new pamphlet that will list this hard-working, big-hearted committee’s past and present projects.
Followed at 2pm by a free film screening of:
Jazz saxophonist Frank Morgan was a master of bebop whose heroin addiction landed him in and out of prison for decades. In San Quentin he formed an ensemble with fellow incarcerated inmates and brought the deeply humanizing power of music to the men living in that prison, including himself. This 2014 documentary of Morgan’s life is “a fond and forgiving tribute to the man, filled with music that moves beyond happy and sad, and toward something like brilliance” (The New York Times).
Director NC Heikin, a Mt. Airy native and Girls’ High graduate, will be on hand to discuss the film and answer questions.
This event is free, but donations welcomed for Lingelbach and Henry Elementary Schools’ music programs.
USG’s Social Justice focus in September is Public Education.
Sponsors: USG’s Ending Racism Committee (ERC) and Public Education Initiative (PEI).