Citizen revolt: week of June 24 | Citizen revolt | Salt lake city

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Imagine The Underground Railroad
Quick, before they also ban films. The Underground Railroad is a re-imagining of the struggle for freedom of black slaves in early America. “Based on the Pulitzer-winning novel by Colson Whitehead, the show imagines a pre-Civil War world in which fugitives from slavery board real trains through real tunnels.” Although neither slavery nor flight is fiction, this television drama brings back to life the real difficulties of the time. Profs & Pints ​​Online: An Academics Guide to The Underground Railroad will show you “good and bad things about the real Underground Railroad, and why it all matters”. You’ll hear from Richard Bell, an expert on the current Underground Railroad, and Nadine Knight, an expert on African American literature and culture as well as television and film. Virtual, Sunday, June 27, 5 p.m., free. https://bit.ly/3v7SeGZ

June 17th celebration
At an event to honor Black Wall Street and “the history, power and promise of entrepreneurship of our ancestors” Salt Lake & Utah County & Black Owned Business Expo Juneteenth Celebration will offer a family-friendly community event that will include a black-owned trade show, a black art exhibit, food trucks, music and even a movie night. Despite legislative denial, Black Wall Street, which culminated with the Tulsa Massacre in May 1921, is a significant tragedy in American history to be remembered. The Gateway, 18 N. Rio Grande, Saturday June 26, 12 pm-10pm, free. https://bit.ly/3gvr9bn

The world struggling with gender identity
It’s not just the United States. All over the world people are trying to come to terms with gender and how to express it. In Wales, the Conservatives recently banned non-binary as a legally recognized gender identity. In Beyond the Binary: Marxism, Gender and Resistance, you will hear about the growing attacks on trans, non-binary, fluid, or bi-gender socialists, and why oppressive gender stereotypes are considered endemic to a capitalist state. No matter how you identify with yourself, the fight to end oppression should be about even the most conservative of people. Virtual, Thursday June 24, noon, free. bit.ly/BeyondTheBinarySW

The British are coming
If you think you know the history of the War of Independence, “Gaining independence: the decisive years of the war for independence, 1778-1781“will turn your world upside down. The National Archives Foundation presents John Ferling, who describes the under-explored history of the second half of the War of Independence. It turns out that the entry of the French into the fight did not meant immediate victory. causing the collapse of the US economy and suffering morale. What turned the tide for the fledgling states and ended in victory at Yorktown? Sign up for the discover. Virtual, Tuesday, June 29, noon, free. https://bit.ly/3gGSNCp

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