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Screening of "Amazing Grace"
Date Wednesday August 13
Time 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location Details
1924 Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
Cedar (@ Bonita), Berkeley
Event Type Screening
Organizer/Author
Wednesday, August 13, 7:30 pm
1924 Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
Cedar (@ Bonita), Berkeley

Directed by Michael Apted (best known for his “7 Up” documentaries), “Amazing Grace” is the story of William Wilberforce, elected to the House of Commons at the age of 21, who, over the course of two decades and with the help of an initially small group of associates, took on the establishment and persuaded those in power to end British involvement in the inhuman slave trade. This is an inspiring example of how a small, dedicated group of people can effect a major positive historical change. The title of the film is due to the fact that the famous hymn’s lyrics were penned by John Newton, a former slave trader turned abolitionist minister, who became a close friend and spiritual mentor of Wilberforce.

Presented by BFUU Social Justice Ctee’s Conscientious Projector Film Series
Wheelchair accessible, donations welcomed for our on-going social justice work
http://www.bfuu.org
Added to the calendar on Monday Jul 7th, 2008 9:27 PM

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