Next public event in re-segregation series to feature film screening, group discussion

Video by Grant Blankenship, Shayna Waltower and Adam Ragusea

The conversation about school re-segregation will continue this Tuesday. Mercer University’s Center for Collaborative Journalism, Georgia Public Broadcasting and The Telegraph are hosting a community event in Macon.

Attendees will watch the “Frontline” documentary “Separate and Unequal” and participate in small-group discussion. The film addresses the increasing racial divide in public schools in the United States and follows a group of white parents in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as they try to create a separate school district.

The free event will be at the East Macon Community Center, 3326 Ocmulgee East Blvd. Doors will open at 5:45, and the program will start at 6:15 p.m. Pizza and drinks will be available.