On Wednesday, February 7 at 7 PM, the Wayland Interfaith Leaders Association presents part of a series of anti-racism events. Co-sponsored by Community United Methodist Church and Good Shepherd Parish of Wayland, they will screen the documentary, “Traces of the Trade”.
The film follows the unexpected journey of a New England family as they discover the buried history of their family’s role in the slave trade. It is a story that places New England as both participant in and beneficiary of the global slave trade in the 19th century. It also shines light on the difficulty of recognizing and understanding white privilege, a legacy of the trade and racism, which informs our culture and systems today. A discussion will follow the screening.
At the Community United Methodist Church, 80 Main Street, Wayland MA 01778