Friday, September 4, 2015

Diocese offering film, discussion series on race, reconciliation

From South Carolina-

The Episcopal Church in South Carolina invites the community to participate in four opportunities to engage in a film and discussion program where people can explore issues of race, discrimination and the legacy of slavery.

From Sept. 15-19, the diocese will hold screenings of “Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North,” a documentary about the DeWolf family of Rhode Island and its involvement in the slave trade. Each screening will be followed by discussions facilitated by Dain and Constance Perry, a couple who have ties both to South Carolina and the Rhode Island family featured in the film.

Dain Perry, who grew up in Charleston as the son of an Episcopal priest and graduated from Porter-Gaud School, appears throughout the film as one of the 10 DeWolf descendants. His wife, Constance, is a descendant of slaves.

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