Friday Night Flicks Presents: Wonka

Wonka movie posterFriday, March 1st at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Armed with nothing but a hatful of dreams, young chocolatier Willy Wonka manages to change the world, one delectable bite at a time. Rated PG.

Mary Ann Goodman: The “Goodwoman” of New Haven

grave site of Mary GoodmanWednesday, February 21st at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Mary Goodman possessed a vision that transcended her time. In her final years, she became Yale’s very first donor of color despite her modest life as a former slave and a domestic worker. A Black woman aware of the changing times, Goodman saw the need for strong leadership in her community. In 1871, one year before her death, Goodman bequeathed her entire estate of $5,000 to establish a scholarship for African American divinity students, forgoing funds for her own burial. Honoring her passion and her gift, Yale buried her in the university’s section of Grove Street Cemetery. Learn more about Goodman’s life, legacy, and impact with Joan Duffy, Senior Archives Assistant in the Divinity Library at Yale.

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Jimmy Carter: A Presidential Retrospective

Jimmy CarterNEW DATE: Wednesday, March 6th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the United States, has led a remarkable post-presidential career as a human rights advocate, the winner of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize, and a bestselling author and diplomat. However, his 1977-1981 presidency remains controversial.

Marc Lendler, a Wallingford resident & professor of political science at Smith College, will re-evaluate Carter’s legacy, looking back at key moments of his administration such as the 1973 Oil Embargo, the Nicaraguan Revolution, the Iran hostage crisis, and much more. Please sign up for this one-of-a-kind talk below!

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