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Frequently Asked Questions

 

How do the Watch Groups work?

You and your group can determine how to watch and discuss the films. You can watch together or independently.  All we ask is that the Watch Groups meet a minimum of 3 times during the 2-month community watch period (from March - May) to discuss the films. 

 

How many people are in a Watch Group? 

We ask that Watch Groups have a minimum of 3 people and no more than 12.  Watch Group leaders can choose the people that they’d like to have in their group.  Honest discussions are more likely to happen in a self-selected group. We’re recruiting diverse Watch Group Leaders, and we have scheduled cross-group facilitated conversations at the launch, in the middle of the process, and at the closing.

 

How are Watch Group Leaders trained?

We’ll provide three facilitated trainings led by Montclair State Professors and anti-racism teaching experts, Bree Picower and Tanya Maloney.  The first two sessions will provide racial literacy teachings using the films and other resources. The third session will provide facilitation tools to help Watch Group leaders learn to navigate challenging conversations.

 

How do I choose my Watch Group?

That’s up to you! Do you have friends with similar experiences who you want to engage  on a deeper level around this subject? That’s a perfect group! Maybe you want to team up with another Watch Group Leader and bring your circles together for more varied perspectives. That’s great, too. The point is to engage in real talk around real experiences. You decide how to make that happen!

 

How do I access the documentary series? 

America to Me is currently on Starz and Amazon Prime.  We will provide you with access to the films if you do not have a Starz membership and cannot subscribe during the three-month process.