Jackson Center To Host ‘Walking While Black: L.O.V.E. Is The Answer’

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JAMESTOWN — The documentary “Walking While Black: L.O.V.E is the Answer” will be shown at the Robert H. Jackson Center to be followed by a discussion with law enforcement and community members.

The event is slated for 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17.

“Walking While Black: L.O.V.E. is the Answer”, is the award winning film offering a message of reconciliation. The film, released in 2017 and updated in 2019,is improving relations between police and people of color by reshaping the narrative from conflict to L.O.V.E. (Learning about each other, Opening our hearts to each other, Volunteering to be part o the solution in each other’s lives and Empowering others to do the same).

Officials said the film has become a valuable tool for anti-bias, anti-bullying, diversity, equity, inclusion, and reconciliation training in corporate, academic and ministry spaces.

“While the first viewing of this film is September 17th we will be able to show the film in various other areas throughout the county. We will be working with other areas to locate venues to show the film and have community discussions,” Sheriff Jim Quattrone said.

Anyone interested in hosting the film is asked to contact Sheriff Jim Quattrone at 753-4900 or email at quattrone@sheriff.us.

These opportunities are made possible due to the support of the District Attorneys Office, The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, Jamestown Police, Dunkirk Police, Fredonia Police, Westfield Police, Lakewood-Busti Police, Ellicott Police, Carroll Police, State University at Fredonia Police and the Robert H. Jackson Center.

The Robert H. Jackson Center is providing the venue for this first showing on the National Day of Reconciliation. Registration for the film is required and only the first 50 individuals are able to attend in person (due to COVID requirements) however there will be a virtual showing at the same time. If you are interested in participating virtually a registration is also needed.

To register, go to the Robert H Jackson web site, RoberthJackson.org.


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