Join us on November 3 at 11:30 am for our Lunch and Learn event. We will be showing the film “Briars in the Cotton Patch”, a one-hour story about Koinonia Farm and how Habitat for Humanity started, at Alamo Drafthouse. Tickets are $26 each and includes lunch from The Backlot. The event will start with lunch, followed by the film, finishing with a Q&A session with Habitat Springfield leadership. Tickets must be purchased by November 1. Come learn more about how our great organization was started and get a bowl of popcorn (or two)!
About Briars in the Cotton Patch: Broadcast on PBS stations across the country from 2005-2010, the award-winning Briars in the Cotton Patch tells the story of the early days of Koinonia Farm, the community that spawned Habitat for Humanity. It is a story of the daring social experiment that was Koinonia, an intentionally integrated community in the middle of a racially divided South in the 1940s. In spite of being the target of attacks and intimidation, the community persisted in its peaceful pursuit of living harmoniously and equitably, “seeking to be a demonstration plot for the Kingdom of God.” Join us for a screening of this one-hour moving film with footage of the civil rights era followed by a discussion.
Please be advised that this film contains words, images and content about racism that may be disturbing and is intended for mature audiences. Unfortunately subtitles are not available for this film at this time.
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