Metta Center's Movie Pick
Learn the Stories and History of Nonviolence through Film
On October 22, 1963, more than 250,000 students boycotted the Chicago Public Schools to protest racial segregation. Many marched through the city calling for the resignation of School Superintendent Benjamin Willis, who placed trailers, dubbed ‘Willis Wagons,’ on playgrounds and parking lots of overcrowded black schools rather than let them enroll in nearby white schools. Blending unseen 16mm footage of the march shot by Kartemquin founder Gordon Quinn with the participants’ reflections today, ’63 Boycott connects the forgotten story of one of the largest northern civil rights demonstrations to contemporary issues around race, education, school closings, and youth activism.
We cordially invite you to learn more about nonviolence and screen the film '63 Boycott. It will be available to screen between February 11 and February 18th.
Please make a donation to support the work of the Metta Center below. We recommend a "ticket price" of $10.
Password: MC63b0y (best to copy and paste)
To screen the film, just click the above link and bring the password with you. Donations to support the programs of the Metta Center are very helpful and welcome. Just click the orange button "Make a Donation" or scroll below.