The Oneonta chapter of the NAACP and the Oneonta City Commission on Community Relations and Human Rights are teaming up to address an important issue in today's society. Together with The Oneonta Southside Mall Cinemas, these important organizations are putting on a program titled, "Race Matters: The African American Experience in America Film Series," in order to shed light on and generate discussion about race in society in a local community atmosphere. 

The program is planned to continue on the first Friday of each month until April. Each night starts at 7 PM in the Southside Mall community room. Every event is free, and features a screening of an award winning film followed by a discussion led by a community leader. Using these major motion pictures as an entertaining way to jump off into an important conversation, the hope is that the community can open up about these issues. 

These reoccurring events are free and open to everyone in the community.