Inspired by the work of Fred Rogers, KIXE PBS’ “It’s Our Neighborhood” virtual film and conversation series is a monthly, online community event designed to reduce bias and create an inclusive neighborhood. Using content from PBS and local filmmakers, screenings and discussions will take place at 6 p.m. the third Thursday of each month beginning in September.

Sept. 17: “The First Rainbow Coalition” In 1969, the Chicago Black Panther Party began to form alliances across lines of race and ethnicity with other community-based movements in the city, including the Latino group the Young Lords Organization and the southern whites of the Young Patriots.

A panel discussion about building local coalition will follow the film.

“We’ve had great success with virtual gatherings,” says Julie Driver, corporate and community engagement for KIXE PBS. “Because our service area is so large, we’d never be able to reach people from across our region with an in-person event. With this platform, anyone with an internet connection can be part of the conversation”

This film and discussion series is made possible by funding from the Shasta College Foundation. For more information visit

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