As part of its Thirty Days of Love campaign, FUUSB will be hosting a Friday Night Film series. The four films highlight marginalized groups in Vermont today and include a discussion led by local experts. Rev. Mara Dowdall shares: "Through the film series, we hope to lift up the experiences of some in our community who are marginalized everyday by virtue of their identity or life history or both, through law or cultural stigma or both. We are proud to share these thought-provoking and moving films with our Burlington community." All films begin at 7 pm in the FUUSB Parlors.
- January 24, 2014 THE HOUSE I LIVE IN Speaker: State
Rep Suzi Wizowaty, Director of
Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform
Winner of the 2012 Sundance Grand Jury Prize, this film is about the over-incarceration of people because of the war on drugs. More Info Here
- January 31, 2014 A PLACE AT THE TABLE Speaker: Hunger Free Vermont
50 Million Americans—1 in 4 children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from. This film tells the powerful stories of three such Americans, who maintain their dignity even as they struggle just to eat. More Info Here
- February 7, 2014 DEPRESSION: OUT OF THE SHADOWS Speaker:
This film weaves together the science and treatment of depression with intimate portrayals of families and individuals coping with its wide-ranging effects. More Info Here
- February 14, 2014 THE HUNGRY HEART Speaker: TBD
This provocative film, recently highlighted in Governor Shumlin’s State of the State address, provides an intimate look at the often hidden world of prescription drug addiction. More Info Here
Standing on the Side of Love is a campaign sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Association and promotes respect for the inherent worth and dignity of every person. We believe that no person of any immigrant status, race, religion, gender and sexual orientation, ability level, or political view should be dehumanized through acts of exclusion, oppression, or violence.
For more information, please contact Rev. Mara Dowdall at 802-505-1248.