Upcoming Events

February2021
WSU Movies that Move Me! – February 28thJoin We Stand Undivided for our monthly movie showcasing a film, and brief follow-up discussion! We’ll watch movies about people of different backgrounds, races, cultures, religions, nationalities, etc. These movies will educate us, inspire us and move us closer to seeing our common humanity.​

February is known as Black History Month. Many celebrate and highlight the many contributions of African Americans who changed America and continue to change and shape this country. But Black History is also about honoring the lives of our ancestors; those courageous, powerful souls filled with strength and wisdom whose blood continues to run through our veins.

Watch a video of African-American divers who search for shipwrecks of enslaved people and connect with their ancestors in the process. Please join us and have a candle ready so we can all light afterwards to honor those ancestors.

Link to video if you want to watch before Sunday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2l_EugvRw8

Please register for the call here: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpfuquqzspE9JQZjD0BnX9Lxa7rN2mBgd4

Zoom Meeting ID: 864 9365 0396

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6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Zoom Meeting ID: 864 9365 0396
January2021
WSU Movies that Move Me! – January 31stJoin We Stand Undivided for our monthly movie showcasing a film, and brief follow-up discussion! We’ll watch movies about people of different backgrounds, races, cultures, religions, nationalities, etc. These movies will educate us, inspire us and move us closer to seeing our common humanity.​

Each year we observe Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and reflect on the work that still needs to be done for racial equality. You know he was a civil rights leader, but did you also know that King’s legacy, to a large extent, was intentionally diminished? That his thought and mission was continually​ evolving? That he had become international in his commentary? Many historians feel this is why he was assassinated. As Marc Lamont Hill put it, King was “A Black radical anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist, revolutionary Christian who was murdered as an enemy of the State.” King’s contributions and speeches go far beyond his “I Have a Dream” speech. This month we’ll gain a more comprehensive view and appreciation of this giant.

“Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it politic?’ Vanity asks the question, ‘Is it popular?’ But conscience asks the question, ‘Is it right?’ And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because one’s conscience tells one that it is right.”​

Link to video if you want to watch before Sunday: https://youtu.be/oGHVHfwDxrs

Please register for the call here: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0tcOqgrTMsH9bM004NUXZHe7uofKjQhQbd

Zoom Meeting ID: 890 7383 8652

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6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Zoom Meeting ID: 890 7383 8652
December2020
WSU Movies that Move Me! – December 27thJoin We Stand Undivided for our monthly movie showcasing a film, and brief follow-up discussion! We’ll watch movies about people of different backgrounds, races, cultures, religions, nationalities, etc. These movies will educate us, inspire us and move us closer to seeing our common humanity.​

December’s movie, The Human Family Tree, is a “must see”! We are all 99.9% genetically identical. “On the most diverse street in the most diverse city in the most diverse country in the world, a team of National Geographic scientists swab the cheeks of some 200 random New Yorkers-hoping to reveal clues about our ancestral footprints and prove we are all cousins in the “family of man.” Join geneticist Spencer Wells and a team from National Geographic’s Genographic Project as they trace the human journey through time, from our origins in the heart of Africa to the ends of the world. Cutting edge science, coupled with a cast of New Yorkers-each with their own unique genetic history-helps paint a picture of these amazing journeys. The Human Family Tree answers some of humanity’s most burning questions-who we are and where we come from-and forces us to change how we think not only about our relationships with our neighbors, but ourselves.

Link to trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKyvE7h8BxY
Link to film if you want to watch before Sunday: https://archive.org/details/TheHumanFamilyTree-2009

Join Here on Dec. 27th: 
Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 659 887 6518

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6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Online – Join here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6598876518
November2020
WSU Movies that Move Me! – November 29thJoin We Stand Undivided for our monthly movie showcasing a short film, and brief follow-up discussion! We’ll watch movies about people of different backgrounds, races, cultures, religions, nationalities, etc. These movies will educate us, inspire us and move us closer to seeing our common humanity.​

In commemoration of Native American Heritage Month, we’ll feature “Standing Bear’s Footsteps,” a story of an Indian chief who went to court to prove he was a person—and in the process redefined what it means to be an American. The 60-minute documentary weaves together interviews, recreations and present-day scenes to tell a story about human rights, one that resonates powerfully in the present.”​

Link to trailer: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2v7c5u​
Link to film if you want to watch before Sunday: https://www.pbs.org/video/net-nebraska-documentaries-standing-bears-footsteps/​

Join Here on Nov. 29th: meet.google.com/zwv-xxsn-rin
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6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
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November2020
WSU ‘Stand in Solidarity’ – November 21stWe are standing strong together! Come join We Stand Undivided for our monthly “Stand in Solidarity” event at Marcus-David Peters Circle (formerly Lee statue) the third Saturday of each month.

We stand to show support for one another; we stand to affirm that each and every one of us deserves to be treated with human dignity and equity in all aspects of our lives regardless of what we look like, where we come from, how we worship, how we identify, our abilities, or who we love; and we stand to declare that despite all efforts to tear us apart — we will not be divided!

If you own a WSU t-shirt, PLEASE wear it.  We will have a few available to purchase. We will be standing, so please bring a chair or blanket if you feel you will want to sit. You will see us by our t-shirts and WSU signs! Please join us. Our beauty is in our diversity; our strength is in our unity.
Note: We strongly encourage physical distancing and wearing a mask. 😀

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Marcus-David Peters Circle (formerly Lee statue) – 1700 Monument Avenue, Richmond, VA

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