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FILM SCREENING: Walking While Black: L.O.V.E. is the Answer
May 5, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Pearl S. Buck International, The Peace Center, and the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office invite you to join us for an in-person screening and discussion of the film Walking While Black: L.O.V.E. is the Answer. This event will be Thursday, May 5, 2022 from 6-8:30 pm at Pearl S. Buck International, 520 Dublin Road, Perkasie, PA 18944.
As minority communities face the daily stranglehold of racial profiling, and police officers face relentless scrutiny by an anxious public, tensions mount as lines are being drawn in the sand. This conflict can only be broken by finding common ground with each other. WALKING WHILE BLACK: L.O.V.E. Is The Answer presents proven action steps to bridge the painful gap between peace officers and the communities they serve. L.O.V.E. is an acronym best described in this pledge: I pledge to LEARN about the people in my community, to unconditionally OPEN my heart to their needs as if they were all immediate family members, to VOLUNTEER to be part of the solution in their life during both good and challenging times, and to EMPOWER everyone I meet to do the same as if our lives depended on each other. Featuring interviews with peace officers, faith leaders, educators, activists and others, the film offers an inspiring blueprint to end racial profiling, promote racial equity, and heal our communities.
Due to scenes of graphic violence, this film is not appropriate for children. This event is free to attend and open to the public. Pre-registration is required and can be done on The Peace Center website at https://www.thepeacecenter.org/upcoming-events/wwb-love_psb/.
Pearl S. Buck International® is a member of the Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County. They provide opportunities to explore and appreciate other cultures, build better lives for children around the globe and promote the legacy of their founder by preserving and interpreting her National Historic Landmark Home.