African American Film Forum: No Time to Waste

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Crandall Public Library
Virtual

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*This is a virtual screening. Please register to receive a link to screen the film, and a link for the discussion.*

No Time to Waste celebrates legendary 99-year-old park ranger Betty Reid Soskin's inspiring life, work and urgent mission to restore critical missing chapters of America's story. The film follows her journey as an African American woman presenting her personal story from a kitchen stool in a national park theater to media interviews and international audiences who hang on every word she utters.

The documentary captures her fascinating life—from the experiences of a young Black woman in a WWII segregated union hall, through her multi-faceted career as a singer, activist, mother, legislative representative and park planner to her present public role.

At the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park, Betty illuminates the invisible histories of African Americans and other people of color. Her efforts have changed the way the National Park Service conveys this history to audiences across the U.S., challenging us all to move together toward a more perfect union. – Bullfrog Films

"Touching and engaging...Nonagenarian Soskin reminds viewers of the importance of telling the complete American story - one that recognizes racial and gender discrimination and celebrates the accomplishments of African Americans - so that we, as a nation, can understand from whence we came and where we should be heading in order to create, as she states is her mission, 'a more perfect union.' No Time to Waste is an inspiring film that spotlights Soskin being 'empowered...by history' and encourages others to do the same." - Traci Parker, Associate Professor African American History, University of Massachusetts-Amherst


Event Type(s): Film Program
Age Group(s): Adults

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