Recordings of Our Past Fora:

12 February 2022 | Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge
 I Am Woman - Leap of Faith: Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge 

In this video you will see the following from the 12 February 2022 screening of the Black Quaker Lives Matter Film Festival & Forum dedicated to Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge, Director of the Quaker United Nations Geneva (QUNO-Geneva) 

  • Trailer for the Black Quaker Lives Matter Film Festival & Forum (Cooper Vaughn)

  • Introduction of program and guests (Dr. Harold D.Weaver) 

  • Post-screening dialogue between honoree  Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge & Joyce Ajlouny, General Secretary of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). 

  • Audience Q & A with our guest and honoree. 

  • Closing remarks by Dr. Harold D. Weaver

26 February 2022 | Howard Thurman 

Backs Against The Wall: The Howard Thurman Story

 

 


 

 

 

The 2022 Black Quaker Lives Matter Film Festival & Forum continued with a screening dedicated to civil rights mentor, preacher, theologian, poet, and author Howard Thurman.

 

Contents:

 

  • Prelude: African American Freedom Music. 

  • Trailer for the Black Quaker Lives Matter Film Festival & Forum (Cooper Vaughn).

 

  • Introduction of program and guests (Dr. Harold D. Weaver).

 

  • Post-screening dialogue between Thurman expert Dr. Mary Wade and Dr. Stephen W. Angell,  Earlham School of Religion (Dr. Harold D. Weaver). 

 

Audience Q & A with our guest experts.

 

Postscript on Retrospective Justice/Reparatory Justice (Susan Spina).

 

Closing remarks (Dr. Harold D. Weaver).

 

12 March 2022 | Mahala Ashley Dickerson 

Alaska On Line: Red Boucher Interviews Mahala Ashley Dickerson

The 2022 Black Quaker Lives Matter Film Festival & Forum continued with a screening dedicated to courageous civil rights lawyer, philanthropist, and Alaska homesteader Mahala Ashley Dickerson. 
 
Contents:
 

  • Prelude: African American Freedom Music.

  • Trailer for the Black Quaker Lives Matter Film Festival & Forum (Cooper Vaughn).

  • Introduction of program and guests (Dr. Harold D. Weaver).

  • Post-screening dialogue between guest experts, Johnny Gibbons, law partner of Mahala Dickerson, & Taylor Brelsford, Quaker leader in Alaska (Dr. Harold D. Weaver). 

  • Audience Q & A with our guest experts.

  • Postscript on Justice Testimony (Susan Spina).

  • Closing remarks (Dr. Harold D. Weaver).

26 March 2022 | Bayard Rustin 

Brother Outsider The Story of Bayard Rustin

The 2022 Black Quaker Lives Matter Film Festival & Forum continued with a screening dedicated to human-rights-movement leader, author, singer, and social critic Bayard Rustin.

 

Contents:

 

  • Prelude : African American Freedom Music by tenor Bayard Rustin.

  • Trailer for the Black Quaker Lives Matter Film Festival & Forum (Cooper Vaughn).

  • Introduction of program and guests  (Dr. Harold D. Weaver).

  • Post-screening dialogue between guest experts, Walter Naegle, Bayard’s partner and adopted son, and Dr. George Lakey , scholar-activist and Rustin collaborator (Dr. Harold D. Weaver) . 

  • Audience Q & A with our guest experts

  • Closing remarks (Dr. Harold D. Weaver)

9 April 2022 | Paul Robeson
Paul Robeson & His 200 Years of Quaker Ancestors  

Paul Robeson: "I'm A Negro, I'm An American"
'WHYY/PBS “Movers & Makers: Joyce Mosley, Family Historian'

The 2022 Black Quaker Lives Matter Film Festival & Forum concluded with a hybrid screening dedicated to beleaguered leader Paul Robeson & his 200 years of Quaker ancestors in the USA.

 

Contents:

 

  • Prelude: African American Freedom Music by Paul Robeson. 

  • Trailer for the Black Quaker Lives Matter Film Festival & Forum (Cooper Vaughn).

  • Introduction of program and guests (Dr. Harold D. Weaver).

  • Post-screening dialogue between guest experts, Joyce Mosley, researcher and descendant of the Bustill-Douglass family;  Dr. Mark Solomon, eminent historian and authority on African Americans and the Left; and Dr. Harold D. Weaver, Robeson researcher-advocate for over 50 years (Dr. Harold D. Weaver).

  • Audience Q & A with our guest experts.

  • Closing remarks (Dr. Harold D. Weaver).

 

We are unable to provide access to the film, Paul Robeson “I’m A Negro I’m An American,” at this time. If you are interested in learning more about this film write to defa@german.umass.edu