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MLK Committee of Alpena announces virtual film discussion

ALPENA, Mich. — The Martin Luther King, Jr., Committee of Alpena invites you to participate in their monthly book and film discussion series.  The next one takes place Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Tom Orth of Grace Lutheran Church is the discussion leader.  Pastor Orth said he hopes to facilitate a lively discussion answering questions pertaining to part on of the film, Race: The Power of an Illusion.

“This gets to the idea of how we’ve created race and whether it has a biological basis or not,” said Pastor Orth. “Race in the modern world is really what they call a social construct,” Pastor Orth explained.

The film series is part of the committee’s efforts to promote a healthy dialogue on race.  You can join the virtual discussion by requesting a Zoom link.  Send an email to