The Long Shadow is a PBS documentary about Director Frances Causey’s personal living experience of white privilege in the context of the history of anti-black racism in the US. She exposes her own family’s history of slaveholding and looks at how slavery continues to have an impact today.
During the week of Martin Luther King Day, watch The Long Shadow between January 17-23, 2021 at a day and time convenient to you and at no ticket cost. You can also register to be part of a Q&A session with the Director Frances Causey on January 20 at 7:30 pm.
The link to view the film anytime between January 17-23 is active on the website for The Long Shadow here:
Use it to sign up to watch the film. Content Warning: The film contains brief shots of violent, degrading images and references to human suffering.
Regardless of whether you watch the full film, or a new 15-minute version, you may register to participate in the Q&A by clicking this link and filling out the information: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqd-qupj8rGNXudcu7whS8N3oe9Cqq-iDP
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you register for the Q&A early, you may receive a second email close to January 20 as a reminder which will also contain the Q&A link.
This screening is hosted by the Racial Justice Task Force of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton, Not In Our Town Princeton, and La Convivencia and co-sponsored by UUCWC’s Racial Justice Ministry. Their hosting of the screening enables you to attend these events at no personal cost. All three organizations are committed to eliminating racism, the equitable treatment of all and to bringing people together to lift up and celebrate the value of multiculturalism. Many other organizations are also promoting participation.
Paul Kivel of Showing Up for Racial Justice has said The Long Shadow is, “A must see for white people concerned about racial equity and social justice.”