Traces of the Trade Tour 2022 | Bryan Film Screening and Facilitated Dialogue on Race
This event is Free and Open to the public
Host: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church & Brazos Valley African American Museum
Location: The Brazos Center 3232 Briarcrest Dr., Bryan TX
Date: Tuesday, September 27th, 2022 6PM-9PM
RSVP for BBQ & film: www.episcopalhealth.org/events/
Event Flyer: Traces of the Trade Flyer
The event will feature a dinner (catered by What’s Tha Deal BBQ) the screening of “Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North,” in which the filmmaker discovers that her New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. She and nine cousins retrace the Triangle Trade and gain powerful new perspectives on the black/white divide. You can learn more about the movie by going to www.TracesoftheTrade.org.
The film will be followed by facilitated discussion with members of the family featured in the film.
Racial discrimination and systemic racism have profound effects on the health and well-being not only of minority populations, but of our broader communities. Racism can surface in individuals or systems, and often operates in ways people don’t consciously recognize.
“Until we talk about the issue of race and racism and until we learn how it came about in this country and how it is affecting people today in such terribly negative ways, we’ll never succeed in overcoming racism…knowing our history is critical in how we move forward.” Dain Perry, facilitator
The Episcopal Health Foundation is uniquely positioned alongside the Diocese of Texas to partner with congregations to build bridges of health and wholeness into communities. Recognizing our Gospel call to seek and serve Christ in all persons, together we will listen, advise, and work to build healthy communities.