Film Screening: "Humanitas: A Conscious Coloring of Kindness"
Join us for an exclusive screening and West Coast premiere of a unique new film that explores humanism, racial justice, and some little-known history! Filmmaker Jé Hooper, a leader-in-traning with the American Ethical Union, will be present for a Q&A.
Felix Adler (Ritchie Szoke), the founder and philosopher of the Ethical Culture Movement, and W.E.B. DuBois (Joe Tolbert), the author of "the Souls of Black Folk" and activist-scholar-freethinker, are re-imagined in this histo-contemporary retrospective of July 1900.
(View the trailer: https://youtu.be/wbWi1eEzUro)
Throughout this experimental film, we journey with Adler and DuBois through a series of poetic prose, soulful music and choreo-movements, as they stir in one another justice through a new lens of nonreligious ethics, African-based spirituality, and civil philosophy.
DuBois, after completing a variety of lectures and books is endowed by the "spirit-of-rightness" with a new love for the intersectionality of Africaniety, where all lives can't matter until black lives matter. As a result, his passion becomes contagious to anyone who comes in contact with his infectious conscious-kindness--his heart-work becomes the coloring of white spaces.
Through an encounter with DuBois, Adler "weighs the soul" of the young negro leader and establishes a life-changing relationship that is solidified at the first Pan-African Conference at the Westminster Hall in London.
Adler is also challenged by this consciousness, conflicted by the thoughts of other intellectuals, who reveal a hidden unethical, racist agenda for scholastic fame, and a refusal to acknowledge the true souls and spirits of black folks.
This screening is co-sponsored by AAHS: Agnostics, Atheists, Humanists & Secularists and the UU Santa Monica Peace & Justice Team in collaboration with the Ethical Humanist Society of Los Angeles.
1260 18th St
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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