I have been waiting for this award winning documentary to come to Houston for months, and it is driving me crazy to discover that it is scheduled to be screened on the same day I'll be at City Council awaiting the HERO vote.
That film I've been anxious to see is Yoruba Richen's The New Black, which is being screened tomorrow at the Houston Public Library location downtown right across the street from City Hall at 6:00 PM.
The New Black details the successful 2012 marriage equality referendum fight to preserve it that happened in Maryland, and features two very familiar faces to me in Sharon Lettman-Hicks, the ED and CEO of the National Black Justice Coalition and Samantha Master.
The Houston Public Library downtown location address is 500 McKinney Street. The screening is free and seating for it is first come first served. I
doubt that City Council will be finished with their HERO 'bidness' by
the time this film starts, so I'd encourage those of you who can't be in council chambers to check it out.
But if by some miracle they are, it'll be a wonderful way for me to celebrate what I hope will be an H-town human rights win.