• 2019-2020 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 were designed to be a community tool – Do you have a suggestion for a documentary or film topic? Fill out this form and share your ideas with MAC.  If possible, we will create a Salon Night for you and for others who share your interest and concern. 

     

    October - Disabilities Awareness Month

    October 18 - Showing of the movie Wonder with possible speaker from Cranialfacial Society - Partnership with the BI Public Library

    3:00-6:00 pm at the Bainbridge Island Public Library  FAMILY FRIENDLY!

     

    October 29 - Endless Abilities

    6:30-8:30 Bainbridge High School Library Reading Room

     

    November 20 - Promised Land

    6:30-8:30 Bainbridge High School Library Reading Room

     

    December 5 - Big Sonia

    6:30-8:30  Woodward Middle School

    December 12 -  Speaker from the Holocaust Center Seattle

    6:30-8:30 Woodward Middle School

    February (date to be determined) - More Than a Month 

    Bainbridge Island Art Museum

     

    March 11 - Bearing the Unbearable

    6:30-8:30 Sakai Intermediate School

     

    April 22 or 23 - Drawn Together:  Comics, Diversity, and Stereotypes

    6:30-8:30 Bainbridge High School Library Reading Room

     

    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.

    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.