Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice
Though virtually forgotten today, Ida B. Wells-Barnett was a household name in black America during much of her lifetime (1863-1931). William Greaves’ film Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice is a stirring biography of a crusading journalist, anti-lynching campaigner, and black suffragette during the most repressive years of the Jim Crow period.
Well-known multimedia journalist and Baltimore City native, Nicki Mayo, will lead the discussion after the film.
The film begins at 7 p.m. either live in the New Deal Café or via Zoom. The Cafe uses a UV light filtration system that kills viruses. You are asked to wear a mask and show proof of vaccination for live viewing of the film in the cafe. Come enjoy the new wide-screen film projection system. Registration for virtual viewing via Zoom is required – please use this link: https://tinyurl.com/ReelnMealFeb21.
Greenbelt’s Co-op Grocery will again offer a vegan meal for $7.99. This week’s selection is Thai Dinner of Macro Vegetarian’s Pad Thai and Thai Dumplings with steamed broccoli. Phone in your pre-order to 301-474-0522 by 1 p.m. on Feb. 21, 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. People may also choose from a varied menu in-person at the Café.
The Greenbelt Black History and Culture Committee in celebration of Greenbelt’s Black History Month co-sponsors this month’s film along with the Peace and Justice Coalition.