Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power| Online Film Festival

    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.

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    Congressional Progressive Caucus members Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., center accompanied by Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., second from left, speaks during a news conference on last week’s targeted killing of Iran’s senior military commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)


    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.


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