MOSAIC (Multicultural, Open minded, Supportive, Accepting, Inclusive, Community) welcomed the Foote community to attend a special screening of the filmFree Renty on October 18, followed by a Q&A with Tamara Lanier.
This groundbreaking film documents the ongoing legal battle between Lanier and Harvard University over the possession of daguerreotypes of her great-great-great grandfather, an enslaved man named Renty. According to the filmmakers: "The daguerreotypes were commissioned in 1850 by a Harvard professor to 'prove' the superiority of the white race. The images remain emblematic of America’s failure to acknowledge the cruelty of slavery, the racist science that supported it and the white supremacy that continues to infect our society today."
The book "offers an eye-opening and galvanizing look at life in poverty in this country: how circumstances and public policy conspire to keep people poor, and the concrete steps we can take to end poverty for good. ... They also highlight outdated and ineffective policies that are causing or contributing to this unnecessary problem," according to the synopsis on Amazon.com.
The event is hosted by MOSAIC (Multicultural, Open minded, Supportive, Accepting, Inclusive, Community). MOSAIC supports the Foote School mission of being inclusive, valuing differences, and challenging prejudice.