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Diversity Film Series

The Office of the Associate Provost for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion is sponsoring a film series for faculty, staff, and students during the fall 2014 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)
FilmTimeLocation
August 28 Women's Equality Day 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.). 12:30-2:30 MUC Illinois Room
September 18 A Time for Justice: America’s Civil Rights Movement: Depicts the battle for civil rights as told by its foot soldier (38 min.). 11:00-12:00 MUC Illinois Room
September 25 National Hispanic- Latino Heritage Month The Borinqueneers: This compelling film chronicled the never-before told story of the Puerto Rican 65th Infantry Regiment, the only all- Hispanic unit in U.S. Army history (78 min.). 11:00-12:30 MUC Illinois Room
October 9 National Hispanic- Latino Heritage Month Viva La Causa: The Story Cesar Chavez: Tells the story of how the powerless stood up to the powerful and gained their victory, not by violence and weapons but by their strong will (39 min.). 11:00-12:00 MUC Illinois Room
October 17 Race – The Power of an Illusion (ep. 1): Everyone can tell a Norwegian from a Nubian, so why doesn’t it make sense to sort people into biological races? Examine the contemporary science-including genetics that challenges our assumptions about human groups (56 min.). 11:00-12:15 MUC Illinois Room
October 23 Race – The Power of an Illusion (ep. 2): Hasn’t race always been with us? Explore the roots of the race concept, including the 19th century science that justified it and how it gained such a hold over our minds (56 min.). 11:00-12:15 MUC Illinois Room
October 30 Race – The Power of an Illusion (ep. 3): Race may be a biological myth but racism gives different groups vastly different life chances. Forty years after the Civil Rights Movement, the playing field is still not level and “colorblind” policies only perpetuate inequality (56 min.). 11:00-12:15 MUC Illinois Room
November 6 National American Indian Heritage Month Looking Toward Home: An Urban Indian Experience: Narrator Conroy Chino explores issues facing Native people in urban environments, illustrating the importance of access to adequate health care, education and strong sense of community and cultural identity to thrive in big cities. (57 min.) 11:00-12:15 MUC Missouri Room
November 13 National American Indian Heritage Month Silent Thunder: The heartwarming story of Standard Addison: A Native American Elder, Spiritual Leader, Horse Tamer and Quadriplegic (27 min.). 11:00-12:00 MUC Illinois Room

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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