The Office of Community, Inclusion, and Equity (CIE) invites the Gilman community to join the discussion about the documentary film, "Voices of Baltimore: Life Under Segregation" on Thursday, October 22 at 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
During this two-hour remote online event, participants will engage in small group discussions exploring the key issues and themes highlighted throughout the film. Each small group will be facilitated by one of the VoB project directors. Small groups will rotate four times each time focusing on one of the four segments of the films. There will also be time for large group discussion/Q & A. A link will be provided before this event for participants to watch the film ahead of time.
Voices of Baltimore was produced by faculty from Towson University in 2017 as a way to capture and preserve the rich oral histories of an aging and diminishing population of African Americans who 1) grew up in the Mason/Dixon border area of Baltimore, and 2) who lived through the era of legal segregation (i.e., Jim Crow south). Over the last several years it has aired on MPT as well as dozens of other community and educational settings. As our current news cycle would suggest, conversations about race, equity, and oppression are as relevant now as they were in 1954. This documentary captures and preserves the rich oral histories of seven prominent African Americans who grew up in and lived through the era of legal segregation in Baltimore. Produced and directed by three faculty members of Towson University’s College of Education, the film asks the question, “Where have we been and where are we going?”