CodeSwitching (2019) is about a voluntary school desegregation program that bused Boston minority youth to better-resourced suburban schools starting in the 1970s. Five Black alumni across three generations talk about the upsides and drawbacks of being bused for a better education. They discuss the difficulties of navigating between their inner city neighborhoods and their predominately affluent white schools.
The film begins at 7 p.m. via Zoom; entry starts at 6:45 p.m. Registration is required – please use this link to register: https://tinyurl.com/ReelandMealFeb
Jonathan Hutto, coordinator of the Prince Georges County People’s Coalition in Maryland, will lead the discussion following the film. Hutto helped get the Prince Georges County Police Department placed under Federal Oversight from 2004-2009. He also co-authored an influential paper on the history of police brutality in our county in the Journal of Urban Health in February, 2016.
Greenbelt’s Co-op Grocery will once again offer a vegan meal for $7.99 featuring Indian cuisine –Macro Vegetarian Chickpea Masala and samosa dumplings with rice and a steamed vegetable. Phone in your pre-order to 301-474-0522 by 1 p.m. on Feb. 15, for pick-up between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the deli. Depending on demand, there may be dinners on a walk-in basis, if not pre-ordered.
For further information on this month’s program, contact Donna Hoffmeister of the Peace and Justice Coalition at 301 441 9377.