Volunteers with We The People Miami County will host a free screening of The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement to commemorate 400 years of African-American history, which is being observed this year. The free screening will be followed by a panel discussion. Panelists include Sonia Holycross, advocate for social justice; Rick Polhamus, international human rights activist and peacemaker; Stephanie Johnson, longtime educator dedicated to promoting a community of kindness; Larry Hamilton, retired educator and founder of the non-profit organization Promoting Recognition of Diversity (PROD), which recruits minority candidates to teach in local schools; and Liz Stafford, businesswoman, retired educator and first African-American hired to teach health, physical education and swimming in the state of Ohio. This event is in partnership with Move to Amend-Ohio Network. For more information please visit facebook.com/WeThePeopleMiamiCounty/ or call (937) 332-0443.
Synopsis: In this 2012 Oscar-nominated short film, Alabama barber and civil rights veteran James Armstrong experiences the fulfillment of an unimaginable dream: the election of the first African-American president. An Official Selection of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Produced in association with American Documentary | POV. A co-presentation with the National Black Programming Consortia.