Seasonal Special Happenings

Race Matters

When: Mon., Jan. 19 2015

Described as “a groundbreaking exploration of the media’s coverage of hate crimes spanning 90 years in Tulsa, Oklahoma,” Hate Crimes in the Heartland centers on the suddenly timely issue of racial tension in America’s heartland. Told through the eyes of survivors of the 1921 Race Riot and the 2012 “Good Friday Murders,” the film provides a sobering look at a continual problem. It screens today at 2 p.m. at the Cleveland Museum of Art as part of the museum's MLK Day celebration, and a panel discussion follows. The panel will include the following speakers: Rachel Lyon, Hate Crimes in the Heartland writer and producer; Rev. Courtney Clayton Jenkins, senior pastor and teacher of South Euclid United Church of Christ; Bettysue Feuer, regional chair and National Commission member of the local Anti-Defamation League; Rev. Dr. Jawanza Colvin, pastor of the Olivet Institutional Baptist Church; and Skyler Edge, LGBTQ activist. Moderator: Russ Mitchell, lead anchor and managing editor of WKYC-TV. Admission is free. (Niesel)

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