Cumberland chapter hosts "Anne Braden: Southern Patriot" film | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Cumberland chapter hosts "Anne Braden: Southern Patriot" film

More than 30 community members from the Corbin area gathered on Sunday to watch "Anne Braden: Southern Patriot" and have a conversation about the film. The event was hosted by the Cumberland Chapter of KFTC. Appalshop director Mimi Pickering led the conversation afterwards, which created a space for folks to talk about organizing for racial justice.

“It was a really important conversation to have together,” said Izzy Broomfield, a KFTC member and Corbin resident. “I was feeling really disturbed by the racist murders in Louisville and Pittsburgh this week, but it was so healing to get together with other folks who agree that’s not what our community or our country is about, and just awesome to be inspired by the vision and accomplishments of Anne Braden.”

Racial justice is one of the four issue areas that the chapter is focused on. This was the Cumberland Chapter’s first event like this in the area, but the momentum is quickly building and they look forward to continuing the conversation about anti-racist organizing in Laurel, Knox, Whitley and Pulaski counties.

“I’m thrilled with the turnout” said another KFTC member and Corbin resident Sage Hoffman. “I left feeling very inspired, not only by the film but from the conversation we had afterwards.”

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