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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)
FilmTimeLocation
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 W.E.B. Dubois: The long and remarkable life of W.E.B. Dubois, offers unique insight into an eventful century in African American history. Three years after the Civil War, Dr. DuBois witnessed the imposition of Jim Crow, its defeat by the Civil Rights Movement, and the triumph of African independence struggles. (116 min.). 11 am.- 1:30 MUC Illinois Room
February 26 African American History Month The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow, Pts 1 and 2: Emancipation ended Slavery, but it was quickly replaced with a system of segregation and terror euphemistically known as Jim Crow. The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow offers the first comprehensive look at race relations in America between the Civil War and 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 The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow, Pts 3 and 4: Emancipation ended Slavery, but it was quickly replaced with a system of segregation and terror euphemistically known as Jim Crow. The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow offers the first comprehensive look at race relations in America between the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement. (112 min.). 11:30-2:00

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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