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The Ruby McCollum Story & #MeToo Movement - Screening & Panel

Hartford Public Library
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In this season of the #MeToo movement, what effect has sexual harassment and inappropriate sexual conduct had on Black women and women of color?

On August 3, 1952 in Live Oak Florida, Ruby McCollum, a wealthy Black woman shot and killed Senator-elect and doctor, Clifford LeRoy Adams. The story was so explosive, newspapers refused to print it and Zora Neale Hurston was not allowed to interview Ruby McCollum.

Join us to view the documentary, YOU BELONG TO ME: Sex, Race, and Murder in the South, The Ruby McCollum Story, and hear from a spirited panel on the topic:

- Rev. Dr. Barbara E. Headley, lecturer, trainer, and Senior Pastor of Zion Community Church in Springfield, MA
- Kim Newland, LCSW, Psychotherapist and Principal Owner/CEO of KNC Associates, LLC
- Joelle A. Murchison, Executive, Diversity and Inclusion Champion and Founder of ExecMommy
- Marcia Bonito, Former Affirmative Action Administrator for the State of CT and owner of Bonito Consulting Services, LLS specializing in sexual harassment, diversity and inclusion training
- Moderator: Wanda N. Seldon, HR Administrator for the State of CT, Windsor Art Center board member, and mixed media artist