Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021 - Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022
Wednesday-Saturday, Noon–8 p.m. and Sunday, Noon–6 p.m. Closed on Monday and Tuesday. This experience will be closed on 12/23, 12/24, 12/25 and 12/31 in observance of County holidays.
Our gift to you! The experience is being offered for free with registration through December 2021. You can register for a one-hour timeslot by clicking here.
In “Traveling While Black VR,” the immersion of 360° footage draws viewers into living history lessons told around a booth in Ben’s Chili Bowl. The Washington, D.C. restaurant has been a mainstay of the African American community since 1958, bearing witness to significant Civil Rights milestones that are woven into the film in powerful snippets of footage. The Traveling While Black VR experience/film was directed by Academy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams.
From the stirring memories of civil rights leader Courtland Cox to the heartbreaking words of Samaria Rice, whose young son Tamir was killed by police in 2014, VR allows Williams to connect the parallels of the past to the present.
Please register for a timeslot. We will sign in participants at the top of the hour, with a short introduction to the Occulus VR set, followed by the film that lasts approximately 20 minutes.
Wednesday, Dec. 15, 12:30 p.m.
In the MCC Community Hall
Bring an indoor picnic and introduce your kids to the animated movies that you love.
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Episodes Five and Six
Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1 p.m.
Free admission; registration is required.
Come explore the history of the Broadway musical in this six-part documentary.