|RPL's Black History Program, "An Exploration of Our History: North Richmond, Part 4" - Wednesday, 02/29/12
February 16, 2012
Please join us for the premier screening of the documentary, An Exploration of Our History: North Richmond, Part 4. Doug Harris, the film’s producer/director, will be on hand to answer questions after the screening.
The Friends of the Richmond Public Library is sponsoring this FREE event to be presented at the Richmond Public Library, 325 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA, on Wednesday, February 29th, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be offered.
The Richmond Public Library will observe Black History Month with the premiere screening of the documentary, “An Exploration of Our History: North Richmond, Part 4”, that will culminate with a question and answer segment with film producer/director, Doug Harris. The Friends of the Richmond Public Library is sponsoring this FREE event to be presented at the Richmond Public Library, 325 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA, Wednesday, February 29, 6:30p.m. – 8:00p.m. Light refreshments will be offered.
The documentary covers North Richmond history from 1970 to the present, and includes segments about the community’s history of poverty, crime, violence, toxic pollution, community organizing, and the county’s vision for redevelopment for the area. A big part of the film also focuses on the city/county dividing line that separates the unincorporated portion of the community. The film features insight and commentary from numerous area residents, local government officials, service providers, and community activists. There are three prior videos in the award winning series that have circulated widely at the Richmond Public Library.
Doug Harris spearheads the Athletes United for Peace, Digital Technology Academy, which is comprised of a group of teens from the unincorporated community of North Richmond. The teens had an opportunity to learn the different aspects of documentary filmmaking within their West Contra Costa neighborhood, and used research from the Richmond Public Library’s Local History Collection. For more information about the event, contact (510) 620-6561 or go to the Richmond Public Library’s website at www.richmondlibrary.org.