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Diversity Film Series

The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion is sponsoring a film series for faculty, staff, and students during the spring 2015 semester.  Unless otherwise noted, each viewing is limited to the first 25 individuals to register.  Please see film descriptions, the viewing schedule, and registration for each viewing below.

The schedule is as follows:

DateNational Holiday
(if applicable)
January 22 Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday The African American Journey: Learn about the history of African Americans from the first settlers until today. Includes Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" Speech. (20 min.) 10 am - 11:00 MUC Missouri Room
February 12 African American History Month The Children's March: tells the story of how the young people of Birmingham, Alabama, braved fire hoses and police dogs in 1963 and brought segregation to its knees. Their heroism complements discussions about the ability of today's young people to be catalysts for positive social change. (40 min.). 11:00-12:00 MUC Illinois Room
February 19 African American History Month The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow, Pts 1 and 2:

Program 1Promises Betrayed (1865-1896): Whites pass laws to segregate and disenfranchise African Americans.  Ida B. Wells and Booker T. Washington lead struggles for justice.

Program 2Fighting Back (1896-1917): Black America’s new middle class faces increasing white violence.  W.E.B. Du Bois joins the NAACP (112 min.).

11 am.- 1:30 MUC Illinois Room
February 26 African American History Month The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow, Pts 3 and 4:

Program 3: Don't Shout Too Soon (1917-1940): Returning Black WWI soldiers intensify calls for justice. Charles Hamilton Houston wins his first Supreme Court victory.

Program 4: Terror and Triumph (1940-1954): Intense white violence will not stop triumphant freedom fighters. The Brown v. Board of Education decision launches the Civil Rights Movement (112 min.).
11:00-1:30 MUC Illinois Room
March 5 National Women's History Month Freedom On My Mind: Long recognized as a classic film on the civil rights movement focuses on one dramatic, landmark episode in the long struggle for equal rights (110 min.) 11:00-1:30 MUC Illinois Room
April 16 Great Day to be a Cougar Day! Harassment: Sex, Religion and Beyond: This video portrays employees who do take action and thereby improve various situations that were otherwise not heading in the right direction. And it emphasizes the theme that a respectful workplace is more productive and more pleasant for everyone. (20 minutes) 11:30-12:30

Provost's Conference Room Rendleman 3102

May 14 Asian Pacific Heritage Month Memory of a Forgotten War: Explores the human costs of military conflict through deeply personal accounts of the Korean War (1850-1953) by four Korean American survivors. (37 min.). 12:00-1:00

Provost's Conference Room Rendleman 3102

June 9 Caribbean American Heritage Month The Language You Cry In: Tells an amazing scholarly detective story reaching across hundreds of years and thousands of miles from the 18th Century Sierra Leone to the Gullah people of present-day Georgia. It recounts the even more remarkable saga of how African Americans retained links with their African past through the horrors of the Middle Passage, slavery, and segregation. (52 min.) 12:15-1:30

Provost's Conference Room Rendleman 3102

Note: MUC = Morris University Center
Note: Discussion following each film

Please use the form below to register for one or more film viewings:

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