Film "Lines in the Dust" and Panel Discussion at First Unitarian Society- Madison Nov 5

Event Dates: 

Film "Lines in the Dust" and Panel Discussion

Friday, November 5

6:30 p.m.

at First Unitarian Society

MOSES Racial Justice for All Children task force, in collaboration with First Unitarian Society, announces an advance-viewing opportunity and follow up panel discussion of Lines in the Dust by playwright, award-winning actress, and dramatist Nikkole Salter.  The panel discussion, a part of the FUS First Friday Film series, will be Friday evening, November 5th.


We welcome Ms. Salter to our discussion, which will be moderated by Rev. Kelly Asprooth-Jackson, Co-Senior Minister, First Unitarian Society.  Come learn about the facts and impacts of policies portrayed in this important work and to gain a brief understanding of related history and current practices in our community.


The story centers on a mother fighting for the best education for her daughter after losing a charter school lottery. "This play is about belonging. Who belongs where, and who has access? I was inspired by the intersection between the institution of education, the role that it plays in the American Dream, segregation, housing, and economic mobility. All of these issues are a part of the American conversation, yet have not made it to the forefront of our storytelling. We all need to challenge ourselves and recognize our own roles in these long-standing dynamics," Salter said in a statement. "What would it look like to invest in every child as if every child could be the steward of your future?"


See this brief, 3-minute video to hear more from Playwright Nikkole Salter about her play. To register, go to Registration and fill out the form.  Once you are registered, you will receive two links during the week of November 1:  one link  to view Lines in the Dust in advance of the discussion and a second link to attend the Zoom discussion on Friday.



*First Unitarian Society
Address: 900 University Bay Drive, Madison, WI 53705
Phone: 608-233-9774