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Join us on January 23 at 8:00 am for our 2nd public showing of the film "Briars in the Cotton Patch", a one-hour story about Koinonia Farm and how Habitat for Humanity started, at Alamo Drafthouse. Tickets are $25 each and includes a continental breakfast from The Backlot. The event will start with breakfast and networking, followed by the film, finishing with a Q&A session with Habitat Springfield leadership. Tickets must be purchased by January 20. Come learn more about how our great organization was started and where we are growing right here in our own community.

About Briars in the Cotton Patch: Broadcast on PBS stations across the country from 2005-2010, the award-winning Briars in the Cotton Patch tells the story of the early days of Koinonia Farm, the community that spawned Habitat for Humanity. It is a story of the daring social experiment that was Koinonia, an intentionally integrated community in the middle of a racially divided South in the 1940s. In spite of being the target of attacks and intimidation, the community persisted in its peaceful pursuit of living harmoniously and equitably, “seeking to be a demonstration plot for the Kingdom of God.” Join us for a screening of this one-hour moving film with footage of the civil rights era followed by a discussion.

Watch the trailer here.

Please be advised that this film contains words, images and content about racism that may be disturbing and is intended for mature audiences. Unfortunately subtitles are not available for this film at this time.

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In Support of Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, Missouri, Inc.
Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, Missouri believes every person in the Springfield and surrounding area deserves a decent place to live. As an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, HFHS impacts more than 110 households a year. Since 1988, HFHS has either built or renovated more than 700 homes, providing shelter for more than 1,100 men, women and children from Greene, Christian, and Webster Counties by helping people gain strength, stability and independence through housing, including home construction, rehabilitation and repairs and by increasing access to improved shelter through products and programs. HFHS is a United Way of the Ozarks partner agency.