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Diversity Film Series

The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion is sponsoring a film series for faculty, staff, and students in honor of Native American Heritage Month 2015. 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:

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

January 19, 2016 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.). Noon MIssouri Room
February 10, 2016 Selma 1:00 p.m. Missouri Room
February 17, 2016

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow, Pts 1 & 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.).
Noon Meeting Room A
February 24, 2016

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow, Pts 3 & 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.).
Noon Missouri Room
March 2, 2016 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.). 1:00 p.m. Missouri Room
April 13, 2016 Presentation:  Strategies for Serving and Supporting Transgender Students Noon Mississippi Room
May 11, 2016 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.). Noon Missouri Room

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

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