Where: Old First Presbyterian Church – Newark, NJ

When: 2/28/2017 at 7:00 PM

Getting Back to Abnormal by Louis Alvarez, Andrew Kolker, Peter Odabashian, and Paul Stekler

The Urban League of Essex County Young Professionals is hosting a free evening screening of Getting Back to Abnormal at the Old First Presbyterian Church. For more information, visit the library’s Facebook page.

The Urban League of Essex County Young Professionals wants to foster community engagement by hosting a meeting on campaigning and the issues that come with it. The Civics & Economics committee will facilitate a discussion on elections, the ins and outs of getting votes, and the role played by the public in campaigns.

Getting Back to Abnormal Conversation Starter: In the film, African-American blogger Deborah Cotton states, “whites and blacks interact here like families do . . . there’s this deep love and affection, but also deep wounds.” Stacy Head faces a lot of controversy and criticism with her less-than-politically-correct utterances in this context of a tense New Orleans. What is the importance of language and sensitivity when getting re-elected?

For more prompts for discussion, download the Getting Back to Abnormal discussion guide.

Visit our local events calendar for a full list of events happening across the country and join our Community Network to host a screening of your own!

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