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STAR Co-Hosting October 9th Screening of the Racial Truth Documentary “ALWAYS IN SEASON”

You are invited to the theatrical run of Always in Season, winner of the Sundance Jury Prize for Moral Urgency, opening this Friday 10/4 and playing through 10/10 at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta. STAR’s co-hosted screening day is 10/9.

Always in Season explores the lingering impact of more than a century of lynching African Americans as it connects with racial violence from the past to the present with the case of a Lennon Lacy, a 17-year-old African American who was found hanging from a swing set in rural North Carolina in 2014. Lennon’s mother, Claudia, believes he was lynched, and is determined to find answers. Narration is done by Danny Glover, with an appearance by Bryan Stevenson and participation by Sherrylin Ifill of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

STAR (Southern Truth And Reconciliation) and community partners will co-host the Wednesday, October 9th, 4:30 pm screening and the short, 30-minute 6:00 pm post-screening Q&A with director Jacqueline Olive at the Plaza Theatre, 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave, NE. 

The organizations co-hosting the screening in partnership with STAR will be the Fulton County Remembrance Coalition (FCRC), the NAACP Dekalb Remembrance Project (DRP)Compassionate AtlantaFaith Alliance of Metro Atlanta, the Shambala Meditation Center of Atlanta, and the Organization to Commemorate Enslaved African Americans (OCEANS). 

All are welcome to join for an engaged conversation around the legacy of lynching and the ongoing work around issues of reparations, healing, and racial justice which will be the theme for this evening. Rev. Trent Frank of STAR, Allison Bantimba of FCRC and The Center, and Dee Smith of DRP will participate in the post-screening Q & A. Teresa Hardy of NAACP Dekalb will be the moderator.

TICKETS:
1. STAR has arranged for a %15 group discount for STAR Members and the Partner organizations – CONTACT US VIA EMAIL OF PHONE FOR THE PROMO CODE.

2. But this discount can only be obtained by purchasing your ticket at the box office on the day of the event and giving the Promo Code Phrase to the attendant.

3. You can purchase your tickets directly from the theater online linked below if you choose. 

4.  Either way, please let us know if you plan to attend by Replying to us at this site or on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

If you’re not able to join for the 9th, please consider coming to another screening afternoon. 

See showtimes and ticket information here, the tickets are normally $13.00.

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We Absolutely look forward to seeing you!

Deconstructing Systemic Victimization “Deconstructing the Victim-Perpetrator Paradigm: A Heuristic” - Theophus “Thee” Smith Emory University

Deconstructing Systemic Victimization

Deconstructing Systemic Victimization “Deconstructing the Victim-Perpetrator Paradigm: A Heuristic” - Theophus “Thee” Smith Emory University
Dr. “Thee” Smith presented at the Colloquium on Violence & Religion in July of 2007.

His talk was “Deconstructing the Victim-Perpetrator Paradigm: A Heuristic.”

See the slideshow and transcript/notes.

Invocation:  “The only resolution of this dilemma is found in experiencing… [myself] as victim behind my victimizing… recognizing ourselves as victimizing victims in our day-to-day living… whence we punish the other…”

Postscript:  “Therefore an emancipatory practice of subjectivity must posit as its goal not the immediate realization of ‘the (given) self,’ but the emergence of a ‘self-in-solidarity.’ One measure of the effectiveness of such a practice would be the extent to which it assisted and enabled people to act in co-operation with each other in achieving the communal goals of liberation.”
~ Erica Sherover-Marcuse, Emancipation and Consciousness (NY & Oxford, UK: Basil Blackwell, 1986), p. 142.