This free showing of the film NINTH FLOOR marks the 50th anniversary of one of the pivotal events in systemic racism in Canada — the 1969 Computer Riot at Montreal’s Sir George Williams University. Featuring very special guest RODNEY JOHN, one of the major players in the film and 1969 events.
February 1, 7:00-9:30 pm. Unitarian Fellowship of PeterboroughThis acclaimed 2017 film is “a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter,” and “a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using James Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material.” Mature subject matter. Free admission. (Small donations for costs and refreshments accepted.) Followed by discussion, with special guest Rosemary Sadlier, who played a lead role in bringing Black History Month to Ontario.