From Selma to Stonewall Film Screening

June 11, 2023 @ 3:00 pm

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The journey to forming an equitable and just society is one paved with political and social challenges, many of which we’ve been facing for generations. As we continue to fight for racial and queer justice, join us for a history lesson on the intersection of the civil rights and LGBTQ movements at our film screening of “From Selma to Stonewall”! 

Sunday, June 11, 3 pm: First Unitarian Church of Wilmington

Featuring Rev. Gil Caldwell, a black, straight preacher and Civil Rights Movement foot soldier, and Marilyn Bennett, a white, lesbian author and activist who form an unusual bond as they seek to find the intersection between the Civil Rights and LGBTQ+ Equality movements. They start out exploring the similarities, differences, and conflicts between the two movements and find themselves in the midst of today’s struggles—hate crimes, anti-blackness, police brutality, anti-LGBTQ religious hostility, queer youth homelessness, and white supremacy.

The screening will be followed by facilitated discussions, where you’ll be able to talk with your fellow watchers about the themes of the film and what it means for our present and future.

Lean more about About the film

Our partners include:

  • First Unitarian Universalists Human Rights Task force
  • First Unitarian Church of Wilmington
  • Camp Rehoboth
  • Delaware Civil and Human Rights Commission
  • Delaware Historical Society
  • Delaware Humanities
  • Delaware Pride
  • DSBA LBGTQ section
  • DSBA multicultural section
  • Intersections of Pride
  • Mitchell Center for African American Heritage
  • NAACP of Delaware
  • PFLAG Middletown
  • PFLAG Wilmington
  • PTK Delaware
  • Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice
  • Stonewall PAC
  • Sussex Pride
  • Unitarian Universalists Delaware Advocacy Network
  • Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware
  • Women's March Sussex - Delaware
  • YWCA

This program is partially funded by the Delaware Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.