No Time to Waste

PRESENTED BY: Online Event
7:00 PM, Thursday, July 20, 2023 PST
Location: Online Event - Pacific Standard Time (click for map)

Join Meaningful Movies Tacoma & Gig Harbor for an enlightening evening of film, community connection, and compelling discussion as we come together to learn and advocate for continued progress. Register HERE

THE FILM: No Time to Waste celebrates legendary 98-year-old park ranger Betty Reid Soskin’s inspiring life, work and urgent mission to restore critical missing chapters of America’s story. The film follows her journey as an African American woman presenting her personal story from a kitchen stool in a national park theater to media interviews and international audiences who hang on to every word she utters.

The documentary captures her fascinating life — from the experiences of a young Black woman in a WWII segregated union hall, through her multi-faceted career as a singer, activist, mother, legislative representative, and park planner to her present public role.

At the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park, Betty illuminates the invisible histories of African Americans and other people of color. Her efforts have changed the way the National Park Service conveys this history to audiences across the U.S., challenging us all to move together toward a more perfect union.

THE SPEAKERS: Michael Honey is an award-winning historian of Martin Luther King, Jr., and labor and civil rights movements, a founding faculty of the University of Washington Tacoma, and an emeritus fellow of the Harvard Radcliffe Institute. He is working with the World House at Stanford University to promote the study and teaching of nonviolence through his film, Love and Solidarity, and his book with James Lawson, Revolutionary Nonviolence, Organizing for Freedom.

Cost: Screenings are free; We gratefully accept donations to help offset the costs of presenting the films we screen. 

Special Guests: TBD

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Release Year: 2019

Running Time: 52 minutes

Director: Carl Bidleman

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  1. Vicki
    #1 Vicki 17 July, 2023, 06:19

    Would love to know more

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  2. Dr E-K
    #2 Dr E-K 19 July, 2023, 13:43

    How do I sign up for the 7/20 free online screenings?

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  3. Sisyphean
    #3 Sisyphean 19 July, 2023, 13:56

    There isn’t a link to register or join the stream in this listing. I’d like to attend.

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