Marginalized and oppressed groups don't automatically feel a sense of solidarity with each other, especially when their interests seem to be in conflict. Usually it takes time and earnest work.
The PBS documentary Flag Wars was filmed in Columbus' Olde Towne East neighborhood between 1999 and 2003. It takes a close look at the tensions between the area's predominately African American residents and a new generation of white LGBT neighbors over issues of gentrification and preserving community heritage.
On Tuesday May 20 at 7 p.m., Films for Action is partnering with the Greater Columbus Mpowerment Center to offer a free screening of Flag Wars in the neighborhood where it was filmed, at 1780 East Broad Street in Columbus. The screening will be followed by an open discussion about developments in Olde Towne East in the decade since the film was released.
All are welcome. Please RSVP on Facebook if you plan to attend.