• 2019 Salon Nights

    Salon Nights bring community members together so that we can discuss our thoughts about issues related to social justice and diversity of human experience, both of which are main concerns of MAC.  We just talk, listen, question, and share as we puzzle through these challenging issues - together.  Our starting points for discussion are documentaries and below is a list of our upcoming films.  Please join us.  All films are free.  All members of the community are encouraged to attend.  Students are welcome.

    Salon Nights are tools of the community so we can explore social justice and the diversity of the human experience.  If you have suggestions for a Salon Night, you can share your ideas with MAC through Associate Superintendent Sheryl Belt at sbelt@bisd303.org or 206-780-1067.



    May 8, 2019   Welcome to Leith   6:30 · BISD Board Room 

    An Emmy-nominated film that examines what happens when a White supremacist moves to a small town in North Dakota and attempts to transform Leith into a community of White nationalists and neo-Nazis and what residents do to try and prevent him and his ideology from taking over their lives. 

    Salon Nights were designed to be a community tool – if you have an issue of concern related to social justice or diversity of human experience, let us know.  If possible, we will create a Salon Night for you and for others who share your interest and concern.

    Previous Salon Nights:

    February 10, 2019   More than a Month   2:30 ·  BI Museum of Art (BIMA) 

    Partnering with BIMA’s celebration of Black History, this Salon Night screens a movie by an African-American filmmaker who questions the idea of a Black History Month.  He suggests that limiting Black History to just one month denigrates rather than elevates the topic and that Black History should not be conceptualized or taught as separate from US Cultural History. In particular, he looks at how the problematic nature of Black History Month relates to education, history, identity, and commercialization.

    March 12, 2019   Dark Girls   6:30 · BISD Board Room 

    A film that explores biases against dark skin both outside and within Black American communities as well as throughout the world. The documentary examines this issue from various vantage points including via the personal stories of women who describe their experience with these biases and what they have done to honor themselves for who they are. 

    April 17, 2019     I Am Not Your Negro   6:30  ·  BISD Board Room

    An Oscar-nominated documentary that explores racism in the United States through the eyes of the novelist, James Baldwin, his interactions with Malcolm X, Martin Luther King and Medgar Evers, and Baldwin's own personal observations of racism as it played out in the country throughout Baldwin's life.