Summer 2024 Social Justice Film Series

Select Wednesdays at 7 pm throughout summer

Download the flyer for the series

On select Wednesday evenings throughout summer, join us at Mayflower UCC (106 E Diamond Lake Road) for a social justice film series. We’ll provide popcorn, non-alcoholic beverages, and lightly facilitated conversation after each viewing. All are welcome! Bring friends, family, crushes, etc.!

Please note that the schedule of films may shift slightly, but we’ll keep the website updated. See below for a short description of each selected film. Parents, please note that some films touch on heavy topics. Please click the links to review more about each film and determine if they’re appropriate for your children.

Questions? Contact Rev. Susie Hayward.

May 29: Gold Fever
Produced with Mayflower Foundation support. Gold Fever tracks the abuses of the extractive industry in Guatemala, particularly to the Indigenous Mayan communities and the environment.

June 12: God and Country
This film examines the current phenomenon of white “Christian” nationalism in the US. Produced by actor Rob Reiner, it features many important voices in the debate on this phenomenon, and its impact on our democracy.

June 19: 13th
On Juneteenth, we’ll view the award-winning Ava DuVerney documentary 13th, which examines the rise of mass incarceration in the US from 200,000 in 1970 to over 2 million today.

June 26: Two Spirits & Transhood
Marking Pride week during Pride month, this double feature of two hour-long documentaries will examine the lived experience of a Native queer (“two spirit”) person killed in a hate crime and of families with trans children navigating US medical and social contexts.

July 3: Targeting El Paso
This Frontline documentary investigates El Paso’s experience as the epicenter of the Trump Administration’s efforts to crack down on immigration, and as the target of a white supremacist shooting.

July 24: ‘Til Kingdom Come
Features the phenomenon of “Christian Zionism” in the US, and its impact on US foreign policy and just peace in Israel and Palestine.

Aug 7: Jim Crow of the North
This PBS documentary examines the historic role of racist housing covenants in Minneapolis, and their enduring legacy for housing and racial justice.

Aug 14: Bad River
Chronicles the Wisconsin-based Bad River Band and its ongoing fight for sovereignty and protection of land and water, including against the Enbridge Corporation’s Line 5 oil pipeline.

Aug 21: On the Divide
Follows the experience of three Latinx people living in Texas whose paths intersect at the last abortion clinic on the US/Mexico border.

Aug 28: My Name is Pauli Murray!
A bio-doc about the life and impact of Pauli Murray, a feminist, non-binary, Black Episcopal priest, lawyer, and poet who shaped the work of Thurgood Marshall and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.