Bay Area Clergy Hold “Selma” Screening and Discussion


Religious leaders in the Bay Area will hold a private screening of the Ava Duvernay film, “Selma,” which covers the historical march from Selma to Montgomery during the Civil Rights Movement.

Clergy have invited young people to attend the screening on Saturday, Jan. 17, seeking to engage them in a conversation around how the movement for racial justice continues. The screening will be held at Grand Lake Theater, 3200 Grand Ave., at 1 p.m. Tickets are $5.

Panelists will include Paul Cobb, publisher of The Post newspapers who marched in Selma with Dr. King in 1965 (see photo); Ashley Yates, a protest leader from Ferguson, member of Millennial Activists United and the Black Lives Matter movement; john powell, UC Berkeley professor and director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, and other special guests.

Clergy will also hold a rally with leaders from the Black Lives Matter movement on Monday, Jan. 19, 11 a.m. at City Hall in downtown Oakland.

For tickets, contact Acts Full Gospel Church at (510) 567-1300.


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