MOSAIC film series on racism and community health continues Wednesday in Florence: UMass Amherst


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DATE: Wednesday May 11

WEATHER: walking tour from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. film event

WHAT: MOSAIC: Film, Conversation and Community. It’s a free and multifaceted evening of transformation,
inspiration and conversations about racism and community health,
presented by the Western Massachusetts Health Equity Network based at UMass Amherst.

OR: Bombyx Center for Arts & Equity, 130 Pine St., Florence, Mass.
RSVP here for the event. Full schedule here.

CONTACT: Patty Shillington, [email protected], 305-606-9909

The Western Massachusetts Health Equity Network, based at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, continues its MOSAIC film series on Wednesday, May 11 in Florence. The series aims to shine a light on the visionary justice work of people of color in Western Massachusetts.

The evening will begin with a walking tour of abolitionist Florence, led by the David Ruggles Center for History and Education. Participants will walk the African-American History Trail, see Sojourner Truth’s House, abolitionist monuments, and the site of the 19th century utopian abolitionist community called the Northampton Association of Industry and Education. The walking tour will depart from the Bombyx Center and return there for the rest of the evening’s events.

In addition to the film, in English with Spanish subtitles, the event will feature cultural exploration and cross-generational conversation around the screening.

Holyoke storyteller Michelle Falcón Fontánez, who seeks to bring about social change through photography, film, theater and installation art, has been chosen to produce the film MOSAIC, which was commissioned by the network of health.

The series finale event will take place in Turners Falls on May 18. RSVP here.

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