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CANAL DOCK BOATHOUSE
A Most Beautiful Thing
A Virtual Fundraising Event
|On October 22, 2020 Canal Dock will host Arshay Cooper, author of the memoir that inspired the documentary, A Most Beautiful Thing. The film chronicles the story of the first African American high school rowing team in the nation, made up of young men from the West Side of Chicago. Based on Arshay Cooper’s memoir, the documentary takes a deep dive into the backstories of the young men that founded the Manley High School Rowing Team. The film examines how closing the opportunity gap for underserved youth can have a lasting impact into adulthood. The movie also tackles the difficult topics of intergenerational trauma and violence. The documentary tells a compelling tale of how these young men managed to overcome numerous obstacles and to experience success both on and off the water. |
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|“When we were on the water, we were in a place where we couldn’t hear the sound of sirens or bullets, and that allowed us to shape a different vision for ourselves, of who and what we could become. And that was a beautiful thing.”-Arshay Cooper|
Canal Dock extends a special thank you to our restaurant partners for providing generous menu specials to event attendees.