A Conversation on Race, Reconciliation and Healing

Traces posterFriday, Oct 7, 6:30pm at Trinity Episcopal Church in Houghton

Dain and Constance Perry, he, the descendant of slave owners and she, the descendant of slaves, will present the award-winning documentary, Traces of the Trade:  A Story From The Deep North  (2008 Sundance Film Festival) and facilitate a discussion with audience members about the lessons of the film.  The Perrys create an atmosphere of safety and openness that cuts through fears of judgment, of giving offense, or of being misunderstood that often inhibit discussion of race.  This documentary is a geographical and psychological retracing of the industry of the largest slave traders in American history, the DeWolf family of Bristol, Rhode Island (Dain’s family), and an exploration into racism in America, a legacy of slavery that continues to negatively impact the country today, even in the U.P.


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