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Greenbook: Guide to Freedom

February 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The Center for Community Health Education Research and Service (CCHERS) and the Roxbury International Film Festival are continuing their Community Conversations Series on February 18th, 2020. The event includes the screening of a film followed by a panel of “subject matter experts” about the film’s content as well as “community conversations” around race, racism, and racial health equity.

The showing is scheduled for Tuesday, February 18th, 2020, 6:00-8:00 pm at the 3rd Floor Ballroom at Hibernian Hall. The film we are featuring is the documentary, Greenbook: A Guide to Freedom. In the 1930s, a black postal carrier from Harlem named Victor Green published a book that was part travel guide and part survival guide. It was called The Negro Motorist Green Book, and it helped African-Americans navigate safe passage across America well into the 1960s. Explore some of the segregated nation’s safe havens and notorious “sundown towns” and witness stories of struggle and indignity as well as opportunity and triumph.

The panel of discussants includes:

Horace Small, Executive Director, Union of Minority Neighborhoods (Moderator)

Eric Esteves, Executive Director, The Lenny Zakim Fund


Tue, Feb 18 6:00 PM

Greenbook: Guide to Freedom

3rd Floor Ballroom – Hibernian Hall