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Gather as if at Grand Virtual Film Discussion: Miss Evers’ Boys

Join us for the 6th film in our Film Discussion Series as we explore Miss Evers’ Boys (TV Movie 1997).

Films within the Gather as if @ Grand program, Racism: Roots, Resolves, and Results, have been curated by Ms. Linda Carter Pete, who provides a study guide to all registrants in order to facilitate study, reflection, and conversation.

MOVIE #6: Miss Evers’ Boys (TV Movie 1997)

ABOUT: The true story of the U.S. Government’s 1932 Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, in which a group of black test subjects were allowed to die, despite a cure having been developed. In 1932 Macon County, Alabama, the federal government launched a medical study called the Tuskegee Study of Untreated Blacks with Syphilis.

The movie is available via HBO Max (subscription), Hulu (premium subscription), Amazon Prime (premium subscription), YouTube TV.

Zoom Discussion: May 21, 2021; 7–8:15 pm (links/details will be sent to all registrants).

HOW: Ahead of the virtual discussion, plan on viewing the movie through your streaming service. All registrants will be sent a study guide to facilitate their own reflection on the film and spark discussion.

REGISTER: On Eventbrite

DOWNLOAD: Film Study Guide: Miss Evers Boys Study Guide

PowerPoint Slides: MissEversBoys Powerpoint

Additional Resources

1. Black Americans don’t trust our healthcare system — here’s why:


ABOUT THE STUDY GUIDE CREATOR: Born in Georgia and currently residing in the East Bay, Linda Carter Pete’s formative years had her residing in Thailand, Iran, Okinawa, Belgium, and Germany as a military dependent for sixteen years before returning to Alexandria, Virginia to finish high school. Linda went on to attend Dominican College of San Rafael where she earned her BA in History, a single subject Teaching Credential, and an MS in Education: Curriculum & Instruction. Linda continued her graduate education at Stanford University where she earned her MA in Education: Administration and Policy Analysis as well as her Administrative Credential.

Linda began her teaching career as a substitute in the Oakland Unified School District and then worked in the San Francisco Unified School District. She taught in middle and high schools for seven years before becoming an administrator. She has spent the last twenty-one years supporting school communities in San Francisco and now works with Mt. Diablo Unified School District in Concord, California. Linda has also taught “Voice, Equity, Diversity, and Social Justice” in the Teaching Credential Program at Chapman University at their Concord and Fairfield campuses, and Children’s Church for children (ages 5-11).

More about Gather as if @ Grand—Racism: Roots, Resolves, and Results here.

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May 20, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

1520 Grand Avenue
San Rafael, California 94901