The state of Alabama has one of the lowest Covid-19 vaccination rates in the country. Yet nearly 99% of adults in Panola, AL have received their vaccine. That is thanks to the heroic efforts of Dorothy Oliver, who ran a makeshift Covid vaccine coordination center from the convenience store she runs out of a mobile home.
The Panola Project highlights Dorothy’s efforts to keep her small town safe, and illuminates how an often-overlooked rural Black community comes together in creative ways to survive.
Join Donkeysaddle Projects for their final Freedom Film of the year, to watch The Panola Project on December 4th at 4pm ET/1pm ET. The screening will be followed by a conversation between Dorothy Oliver and film co-director, Rachael DeCruz.
This is a virtual event. Tickets by donation. Get your ticket here: http://panolaprojectff22.eventbrite.com
The Recipe for Culture video highlights the amazing work supported by Cultural Organizer Je Naé in 2020, including biweekly virtual Spiritual Soirees and Happy Hours centering healing, collective joy and resilience during the pandemic; the Culture Cohort supporting five culture workers in the South, culminating in the 48-hour virtual Cultural Bazaar; Parties at the Polls to celebrate voter engagement and voting rights; and much more.