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HUB Film Series: Incompatible Allies

June 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Suggested donation – $10

Incompatible Allies features local Black students’ perspectives on gun violence and community safety, highlighting the role that race plays in the national conversation about guns and youth activism.

Join in a moderated panel-led discussion following the film.

Liane Scott is the founder and executive director of the nonprofit Grassroots Media DC, through which she runs a video journalism training program, provides media coverage of under-resourced and traditionally oppressed communities, and produces documentaries like Incompatible Allies.

Michael Solomon is a co-founder of the student group MoCo Students for Change. A senior at Springbrook High School, Michael is also  editor-in-chief of SHS’s student newspaper and education policy deputy for the Montgomery County Regional Student Government Association.  Michael was also one of the local students who stood onstage at the historic 2018 March For Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C. He also organized and spoke at the National Walkout Against Gun Violence in March 2018.

Jennifer Coulter Stapleton is the co-lead of Maryland Chapter Moms Demand Action’s City Gun Violence task force.  Jennifer has been with the Maryland Chapter from its founding, has served in many capacities and has a wealth of knowledge on the subject of gun violence prevention and the particular nuances of city gun violence.

Dornethia “Nee Nee” Taylor is a wife, mother, manager, educator, community organizer and activist. She is the coordinator of the Black Lives Matter-DC’s Direct Action Pod and the person who conceived of the documentary Incompatible Allies. 

Tracye Gene Redd is an organizer and activist.  He is also a radical queer who is unapologetically Black and an all-around community champion.


The Hub for Culture & Democracy is a brand-new space for community building, civic engagement, and social action in Olney-Sandy Spring. The Hub will serve as a unique mid-county center for engagement with contemporary social justice and equity issues, bringing together neighbors, residents, and change-makers from across our diverse community.

This series is brought to you in part by Community Sponsors: Islamic Center of Maryland, Shaare Tefila Congregation, and St. John’s Episcopal Church Olney, and Community Partners: Debbie Amster, Marc Elrich, Josephine Garnem-Torbay, Candace Groudine, Alan Sachs, Adileh Sharieff, and Mahvash Sheikh.

The final session of the series will be on Thursday, June 25 featuring Ava DuVernay’s 13th.

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