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8:00 AM – We are joined by 2017 Heritage Keepers Honoree: Dr. Bisola Marignay, Educator, Writer, and Leader, Self-Healing with Negro Spirituals Workshops and Dr. Lynne Morrow, Educator and Choral Director, The Pacific Edge Voices and Oakland Symphony Chorus and Friends of the Negro Spirituals co-founder, Ms. Lyvonne Chrisman. The award ceremony ( a free event) is Sat., Sept. 16,1-4 p.m. at the San Francisco Main Library (Koret Auditorium), 100 Larkin Street.
2.  Professor Stephen Best of UC Berkeley's English Department, who was instrumental in developing the James Baldwin film series at BAMPFA (9/14-11/16) joins us. 
3. Peter Nicks, The Force, his new film which goes deep inside an embattled urban police department struggling to rebuild trust in one of America's most violent cities at a powerkeg moment in American policing. The Force opens today, Sept. 15 at the Grand Lake theatre in Oakland, and Landmark Embarcadero in SF and Landmark CA in Berkeley. Visit theforcefilm.com
3.  Shakti Butler, Executive Director, World-Trust, is a multiracial African-American woman (African, Arawak Indian, and Russian-Jewish) whose work as a creative and visionary bridge builder has challenged and inspired learning for over two decades. She is the producer and director of groundbreaking documentaries including The Way Home, Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible, and Light in the Shadows, Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity uses story, theater and music to illuminate the larger frame of structural/systemic racial inequity. She joins us to talk about her latest film: Healing Justice with a world premiere Sat., Sept. 16, at the First Congregational Church of Christ, 2501 Harrison Street in Oakland.