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Event Details

We are excited to invite the community to join us to discuss “Moonlight (2016)” in honor of Pride Month Thursday, July 9th 6-7:30pm. Barry Jenkins’ Oscar-winning movie centers on Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. We see three chapters of his life as he navigates race and sexual identity.

Note to caregivers: This film has an R-rating. Some of the content includes: Strong language, drug use and implied sexual activity.

Common Sense Media is one resource that can help decide if this content is appropriate for youth in your care.

How to participate with us:

Want to join us? Please register above – click “View Available Tickets.”  We’ll get together virtually (using Zoom) and discuss themes explored in “Moonlight” focusing specifically on the intersections of race and sexuality. All registered participants will receive a link to join the discussion. We are asking that you watch the film before joining the discussion (see details below). For event day, you will need a device that can access the internet or a smartphone.

Why isn’t YWCA screening the film?: The original idea for this event was to invite the community for a movie screening and discussion. Our mission to dismantle racism and sexism continues amid times of physical distancing. To honor and observe current health and safety guidelines, we have reimagined the event for a virtual space. YWCA will follow copyright law and, unfortunately, rights are available only for in-person audiences. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause. But, we think our discussion about the themes of “Moonlight” can still be rich and rewarding.

How to watch film:

If you do not already own this film, it is available on streaming services.

Free option: Kanopy, an on-demand streaming video site, available with a public library card and, for students, often through your college library. Here is the link for Kanopy, accessing through Timberland Public Library. Requires a library card and internet access.

Available on several fee-based streaming video services including: Netflix

Cost to participate:

There is no cost to participate in this event, however, if you are able to make a contribution to support our work, please do!  As a nonprofit organization, YWCA Olympia relies heavily on community support to provide programs and services focused on our mission of eliminating racism and sexism.

About YWCA’s Racial Justice Series

We believe that our collective movement toward anti-racist culture in Olympia requires that we lean into an ongoing, lifelong commitment with our whole hearts and minds. YWCA Olympia invites the community to share this commitment through regular opportunities that will increase our individual and collective awareness of race and racism and support our mutual growth. We are asking the community to join us in this process of shifting learning into practice by participating in YWCA’s Racial Justice Event Series.

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