Archive for 2021
|Robert Child Speaking at the Lotos Club, NYC|
As an author and filmmaker, I love speaking with folks about my work. This Black History Month I'm blessed to have several speaking engagements coming up that I want to alert you to. Below is a quick list with links.
UPCOMING SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS: Black History Month
February 11, 2021 12:30P PST / 3:30P EST Santa Clara Rotary Club Type: Zoom Presentation
February 16, 2021 11:00A PST / 2:00P EST Awakened Nation with Brad Szollose Type: Intv. Podcast
February 19, 2021 4:00P PST / 7:00P EST Afr. Am. Museum Bucks Cty. Type Online Film Screening, Serving for Justice with Q & A. *Ticketed Fundraising Event.
Rotary Club of Santa Clara, CA February 11th 3:30P EST
I am looking forward to speaking with the members of this very active and distinguished Rotary Club in California's Silicon Valley. I will be giving a presentation on my book, The Lost Eleven, and how it was inspired by my film, The Wereth Eleven.
Awakened Nation with Brad Szollose February 16th 2P EST
I will also be a guest on Brad Szollose's Awakened Nation Podcast, which is now in its fourth season on Apple Podcasts. I will be speaking with Brad about my recent film, Serving for Justice as well as my past creative works. Brad has welcomed many distinguished guests, and I am honored to be part of that roster.
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African American Museum of Bucks County Film Screening February 19th 7P EST
I am honored to be part of a benefit event to support the African American Museum of Bucks County with an online film screening of Serving for Justice about the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion in WWII. The Story of the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion is a story of fortitude, brotherhood, and faith in America’s ideals. Following the 50-minute film, I will discuss the making of the documentary, answer any questions from the audience and introduce the film’s producer, Arthur Collins Jr.
I wanted to share one of the distinguished historian reviews we have received. It is from US Army Colonel (Ret.) Robert Scherer Historian of the 12th Armored Division Association. We are honored he has shared his thoughts and kind words with us on the film. His review is below.
"Serving for Justice tells a story that needs to be told, and it is told well. The research that went into producing this film and the skill with which it was done are laudable. The initial ten minutes provides an excellent, albeit short history of the black experience up to WWII. I hope the producers will devote an entire movie to that experience in the future. The history of the men who enlisted or were inducted, trained, deployed, and fought in the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion is an American story that could be told of any of the 16 million personnel who wore our uniform in WWII. The fact that these men and others like them who happened to be African-American operated under a continual cloud of racism and yet performed just like any other American Soldier, some very good and some not as good, is what is remarkable. As the colloquialism says, they went into the fight with one hand tied behind their backs. The key part is they went into the fight! The producers have done an amazing job telling the story of the unit up to and including its participation in the Battle of the Bulge and the war crimes committed on the men we now know as the Wereth Eleven. The end story of the ultimate acknowledgement of the crime and the memorial erected and dedicated in their honor and memory is critical to our history. I highly recommend this film. It is historically accurate to my knowledge and very well done."
Robert W. Scherer
COL (Retired), US Army
Historian, 12th Armored Division Association
Board Member 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum