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The Religious Education Council invites you to join us for our upcoming potluck and film night on Saturday, February 16. In consideration of the magnitude of Black History month, the RE Council, YRUU, and the Social Action Committee will be hosting a screening of “The Hate U Give.”

Based upon Angie Thomas’ Young Adult novel of the same name, “The Hate U Give” tells the story of Starr, a young black woman who witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right.  Rated 97% on Rotten Tomatoes, “The Hate U Give” has been reviewed in Vulture as “an elegantly constructed piece of worldbuilding, a love story, a family history, a sociological spiderweb of cause and effect of hate.” The movie is rated PG-13 and runs 2 hours and 11 minutes.

YRUU will facilitate talk-back circles following the film.

Gathering will begin at 5:30 pm, in the community room, with the film starting at 6:00 pm. If able, please bring a dish to pass.

For more details, or if you have any questions, please contact Marsha Thrall, Religious Education Coordinator.