Where: Unitarian Universalist Church of Pittsfield, MA

When: Thursday, January 28th @ 7:30pm

The Storm Makers

by Guillaume Suon

Join the Berkshire Citizens for Peace and Justice for a free screening of The Storm Makers, as part of a free weekly program of films and speakers on a wide variety of peace and social justice issues. The screening is in commemoration of Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. For more information, visit http://bcpj.org/.

About Berkshire Citizens for Peace and Justice: “Berkshire Citizens for Peace and Justice” is a group of individuals located in the Berkshires of Massachusetts that operates according to the principles of nonviolence and right relationships that have been articulated by different road maps for peace-building, including the Kingian Philosophy, the five spheres of peace, and the Earth Charter. They believe in applying methods of nonviolent action as they strive to help build a more just, peaceful and sustainable world.

The Storm Makers Conversation Starter: Aya describes abuse at the hands of her Malaysian “owner,” summarizing the indignities by saying, “I was no longer a human being.” Yet, she reports that he was praying for his mother when she ran away. What conditions make it possible for one human being to dehumanize another, while having seemingly normal relationships with other people in his life?

For more prompts for discussion, take a look at The Storm Makers Discussion Guide.

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