Four hundred years ago, a ship carrying enslaved Africans arrived in the English colony of Virginia. This series examines the long shadow of that fateful moment. Join members of the FRS Anti-Racism Initiative for discussion of the six-episode documentary series 1619, which seeks to reframe our country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the very center of our national narrative. Episode themes include Democracy, Music, Fear, and Justice.
Conversations will be on Zoom on Monday evenings. There will be two opportunities each week prior to watch the episode being discussed. If you’d like to watch the episode at the church, you can come to the church for a viewing either Thursdays, 5:15-6:30pm or Fridays, noon-1:15pm. Dates of discussions and viewings are below. You can also opt to watch the episodes at home (they are available on Hulu). Please let us know if you cannot make either of the church viewings and do not have access to Hulu and we’ll see what we can do to help.
Click here to register for the discussion, and we’ll send you the Zoom link:
Please note that you do not need to attend all sessions. Registering will simply allow you to receive the link for any discussions you wish to attend.
You do not need to register to come to the church to watch the episodes.
Episode showings at the church (lower meeting house):
Episode 1: Friday, Oct 20, noon-1:15
Episode 2: Thursday, Oct 26, 5-6:15 OR Friday, Oct. 27, noon-1:15
Episode 3: Thursday, Nov 2, 5-6:15 OR Friday, Nov. 3, noon-1:15
Episode 4: Thursday, Nov 9, 5-6:15 OR Friday, Nov 10, noon-1:15
Episode 5: Thursday, Nov 16, 5-6:15 OR Friday, Nov 17, noon-1:15
Episode 6: Thursday, Nov 30, 5-6:15 OR Friday, Dec 1, noon-1:15
Discussions on Zoom (register to get Zoom link):
Episode 1: Monday, Oct 23, 7-8pm
Episode 2: Monday, Oct 30, 7-8pm
Episode 3: Monday, Nov 6, 7-8pm
Episode 4: Monday, Nov 13, 7-8pm
Episode 5: Monday, Nov 20, 7-8pm
Episode 6: Monday, Dec 4, 7-8pm