Screening of Uniontown documentary coming to York Jan. 18

Published 10:37 am Friday, January 18, 2019

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Join filmmaker Fraser Jones and members of the Black Belt Citizens Fighting for Health and Justice for a screening of Uniontown, a documentary film, on Jan. 18,  at 7 p.m. at Pop Start located on 211B Broad Street in York.

Uniontown weaves together the untold narratives of local heroes in Uniontown, Alabama, a long-silenced southern city continuously polluted with industrial waste and environmental racism. Driven by the story of Esther Calhoun, a community leader and president of the Black Belt Citizens Fighting for Health and Justice, the film is an intimate look at the lives of modern day environmental justice warriors determined to clean up their town and preserve what’s left of their natural resources, in the midst of a high stakes local election.

After the screening there will be a moderated Q&A with Jones and members of Black Belt Citizens facilitated by teaching artist Salaam Green.

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Can’t make the screening in York? There will be two additional screenings of Uniontown. The University of Montevallo Environmental Club will host on Sunday, Jan. 20 in the bottom floor of Farmer Hall at the Student Union Building from 5-6:30 p.m.. Light snacks will be provided and all are welcome! The Black Belt Citizens Fighting for Health and Justice will host a special screening on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 21 at Quinn Chapel AME Church located on 394 Washington St. from 3-5 p.m.. There will be refreshments, education, and fellowship. Please text Black Belt Citizens Coordinator to RSVP and/or ask questions at 205-847-0835.