The Groton Interfaith Council Film Screening Series intends to share noteworthy films and discuss diverse faith traditions in order to foster understanding, respect, justice, and peace in our community.
Our inaugural film will be Selma, shown in honor of Dr. Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., on Saturday, March 7th, the day that the marches from Selma to Montgomery began. The marches from Selma were organized by nonviolent activists to demonstrate the desire of African-American citizens to exercise their constitutional right to vote. By highlighting racial injustice, they contributed to the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, a landmark federal achievement of the civil rights movement.
The screening is free of charge and will take place at the Groton Center on 164 W. Main St (formerly known as the Groton Senior Center). Light snacks and delicious desserts will be served.
If you’ve been to an event hosted by the Groton Interfaith Council, you know we have talented chefs among us who always bring delicious home-made treats. So we’ve decided to start sharing some of our tastiest recipes. Here’s one from a GIC member from the Groton Jewish community, she will be making her famous potato pancakes for Chanukah:
Latke Recipe Makes 12 latkes
3 potatoes, peeled
4 Tablespoons grated onion (my ratio is one onion to every 3 potatoes)
1 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons flour
Oil about 1/2 inch high in frying pan (add more as needed)
Put peeled potatoes in Cuisinart until mushy. Put potatoes in a strainer to get out the water. Chop onions finely with a knife or in Cuisinart. Mix onions with potatoes and eggs, flour and salt. Heat oil in pain. Place mixture in heated oil, making small pancakes. Cook on both sides until lightly brown. Remove and put latkes between paper towels to absorb the excess oil. Serve with applesauce or sour cream.