Free Food For Thought - Fall 2013 | 4. "The Color Purple" Film For Thought
Sunday, October 20, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CDT)
Free Food For Thought - Fall 2013
Solidarity of Social Justice: Seneca Fall, Selma, and Stonewall
Film For Thought: A Day of Dialogue - The Color Purple
We will view and discuss the film The Color Purple (1984) based on Alice Walker’s 1982 novel bearing the same name. The movie will provide visual context to the complexity of intersecting identities of a black woman in the rural south during the beginning of the 20th century. Concepts of sexism, race, abuse, sexual expression, and orientation are exemplified through the film’s main character, Celie. Celie’s life sets a framework for discussion that surrounds the growth of social movements, and how these movements provide a voice to the voiceless.
Seneca Falls (1848), the upstate New York site of the first women’s-rights convention, Selma (1965), the Alabama city where police brutally attacked peaceful civil-rights marchers, and Stonewall (1969) the Greenwich Village bar where riotous resistance to a police raid spawned the modern gay-rights movement — will be remembered as turning points as three of the most impactful social revolutions in our nation’s history.
The Free Food For Thought fall 2013 series focuses on the commonalities and differences that exist between these three events that aided in the shift from single occurrences to social movements for change. Conversations will focus on the intersection of social identities of the people involved in each of these movements. We will examine and discuss how Seneca Falls, Selma, and Stonewall created a foundation for current global movements for justice and