Join us this Friday as we talk about the movie Wilmington on Fire. We’ll each watch the movie on our own, and then hop on a conference call (video optional) to talk about it. Details below. Please respond here if you plan to join us. RSVP is not required, but we would love to know who is going to join us and meet you ahead of time if possible.
Thanks to community member @MSt.Clair1962 for organizing this movie night for us and finding a movie we can all watch for free!
Movie:Wilmington on Fire How to Watch:Watch before our meet-up below so we can talk about the movie together.
Watch for FREE on Thurs, 5/27. It’s either at 7pm ET OR @ 9pm ET. We have gotten conflicting information, so please be aware of this possibility and visit www.freespeech.org. Roku has a FSTV app and you can watch live programming on there as well.
If you miss the live stream/airing, you should be able to catch the movie here after it airs. Thanks for this link, @Jessica_TF2!
When Is Our Movie Chat? Friday, 5/28, at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT
Where: Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 917 0002 7665
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About Wilmington on Fire:
“A new feature-length documentary that chronicles The Wilmington Massacre of 1898. The Wilmington Massacre of 1898 was a bloody attack on the African-American community by a heavily armed white mob with the support of the North Carolina Democratic Party on November 10, 1898 in the port city of Wilmington, North Carolina. It is considered one of the only successful examples of a violent overthrow of an existing government and left countless numbers of African-Americans dead and exiled from the city. This event was the spring board for the White Supremacy movement and Jim Crow segregation throughout the state of North Carolina and the American South. This incident has been barely mentioned and has been omitted from most history books. It was not until 2006, after the North Carolina General Assembly published a report on it, that the tragedy became known to the general public.”
Please be aware that the FREE viewing of Wilmington on Fire tonight, Thursday, on www.freespeech.org is EITHER at 7pm ET OR 9pm ET. We have gotten conflicting information, so please be aware of this possibility. I made this change in the original post as well. Hope to see you all on our movie chat call tomorrow!
I missed it too. We unfortunately got conflicting information about the time. I’m going to watch it later, but does cost $5 … If you can’t watch it before our call, you’re still more than welcome to join us. I’m sure it will still be interesting and worthwhile.
I missed the livestream, and the VOD isn’t up yet. However, in February, Sam Seder interviewed David Zucchino on the Wilmington Massacre. Not sure how much it aligns with the doc, but at least it provides critical info.
Hi. Sorry physical reading on a screen is very slow for me. I didn’t have time to read your response before the meeting and then I forgot until you posted again. I’m through the speech (absolutely vile lies after what they did) and on the Red Shirts section. I promise I’m reading you, it just is very slow. I can’t afford a good screen reading app so I have to use my autistic eyes and it causes slowness.
Edit: Ok, I’ve finished reading. I really appreciate all the research and detail you put in your response. I went to middle and high school in Cary, NC (class of 2002). I don’t remember them even talking about the Wilmington Ten, and it’s pretty shameful.
I might try to watch that movie. I’m autistic and sometime big emotions in movies are painful to me, but I think I would like to try to watch it.
Regarding how to select content for the club, I think the idea is to do it democratically.
I’m sorry I wasn’t able to respond in a timely manner. I received your response in the middle of juggling a lot of projects, interviews, and meetings, as well as preparing for our movie chat. I still have not had a chance to read both of your posts in detail enough to digest them and offer a thoughtful response. It is in no way a reflection of how much I or anyone cares. I am definitely in no position to respond to every single comment in a timely manner according to each person. That is part of why we have this community to be able to work together and offer support in a variety of ways without me being the one who does everything. That is not sustainable nor democratic, which is what the space is meant to be.
I’m not sure what you’re talking about in regards to my biases. That feels really unfair. I have spent a lot of time interacting with you, reaching out to you, and we have all welcomed you. If there is something in particular I said or did, please let me know so that I can be aware.
I want to establish reasonable expectations here, so if you’re planning to put a lot of work into something and have expectations for the community, it would help to give us a heads up so that we have some time to prepare or let you know if we have the capacity to meet your expectations. I hope you will stick around but if this doesn’t feel like the right fit for you, I understand and respect that.
I don’t understand this response. I thought syzygy was strictly an astronomy term, but google told me it can also be “a pair of connected or corresponding things”. What are the two things you are saying are connected or corresponding?