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Film Screening: Arc of Justice

November 17, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

“Arc of Justice” traces the remarkable story of New Communities, Inc., a story of racial justice, community organizing, and perseverance in the face of enormous obstacles.

NCI was started in 1969 by leaders of the Civil Rights Movement in southwest Georgia to help secure economic independence for African American families. For fifteen years, NCI cooperatively farmed nearly 6000 acres of land in the face of racist attacks and refusals by federal agencies to provide grants or loans. Its land was lost to foreclosure in 1985, but 25 years later NCI was given new life as a result of a successful class action lawsuit brought by hundreds of African American farmers against the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The screening will be followed by Q&A with Producer/Director Helen S. Cohen.

Sponsored by the offices of Food, Farm, and Sustainability and Community Partnerships for Social Change


November 17, 2016
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hampshire College — Leibling Center
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002 United States