According to the Chatham Community Library, the library has planned to host a virtual film
festival featuring Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power. Although the original documentary was
released in 2020, the event is planned on the eve of Black History Month, and it will commence
on February 10 and continue through February 17. The virtual film screening will feature a series of film festivals and awards.
For many years, Barbara Lee has been an inspiring and intimate public figure among women in
the Black Community. She has expressed concern and stood steadfast for human rights, civil
rights, peace, racial and economic justice in the United States Congress. Barbara Lee is an icon
for breaking boundaries and inspiring people to stand for themselves. She made headlines when she opposed the authorization of military power following the September 11 attacks. She
believed that by authorizing military action, the government of America was following in the
steps of its foes.
Barbara Lee: Speaking the Truth to Power unveils the challenges she faced during her early
years. It includes; however, it is not limited to raising children as a single parent and domestic
violence. Moreover, it has been asserted that the compassion, commitment, and motivation that
drives her comes from her experiences as a woman in power who has suffered from intense
The film introduces the audience to the life and achievements of Barbara Lee; however, it also
features important public figures such as Senator Cory Booker, Representative John Lewis and
alike. These people share essential insights about Barbara Lee and her uniqueness as a public
servant and an honest and truthful Black Woman.