I just wanted to quickly comment on how great it was to meet some of the folks from RAFT (Riverside Atheists and Free Thinkers) while attending their event to show the Jeremiah Camara's documentary Contradiction.
It felt good to connect with a neighboring community group as well as to see the documentary a second time. Jeremiah is still tweaking and editing it to get it to a final cut. This new version was shorter and a bit more of a cleaner cut then the one I originally saw. Also, he was actually available to do a Q&A after the showing this time so it was great to get some further insight from him directly. He revealed that he is working on a second documentary that will put more focus on what is happening with the money in these underserved and over-church-saturated communities of color.
After this experience, I wanted to make sure to encourage us all to do our best to reach out and connect with groups in neighboring areas when possible. There are always benefits to building more relationships and connections with as many other groups and organizations as possible.
Here is a link to some photos from the event: