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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 2013 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:

Memory of Forgotten War

Memory of Forgotten War explores human costs of military conflict through deeply personal accounts of the Korean War (1950-1953) by four Korean-American survivors.  Their stories take audiences through extensive bombing campaigns, the day-to-day struggle for survival, and eventual separation of family members across the DMZ.  Decades later, each person reunites with relatives in North Korea, conveying beyond words the meaning of family loss.  These stories belie the notion that war ends when the guns are silenced and foreshadow the future of countless others displaced today by ongoing military conflicts.

Date: Thursday, January 23
Place: Provost Conference Room, Rendleman Hall
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Or,
Date: Thursday, April 10
Place: Provost Conference Room, Rendleman Hall
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Register here

A Place at the Table: Struggles for Equality in America

A Place at the Table:  Struggles for Equality in America spans three centuries to show how individuals and groups have toppled barriers in education, transportation, voting, employment, housing and other areas to become full participants in our democracy.  The kit combines the family histories of real-life high school students with historical documents, first-person reflections and thematic commentary to tell the inspiring stories of people who overcame the odds to win against prejudice and discrimination.

Date: Thursday, January 16
Place: Provost Conference Room, Rendleman Hall
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Register here

Shadow of Hate: A History of Intolerance in America

The Shadow of Hate:  A History of Intolerance in America spans three centuries to examine the challenges that our nation faced in attempting to live up to its ideals of liberty, equality, and justice for all.  The movie shows a historical overview of religious, ethnic, and racial intolerance in the United States, beginning with colonial times and continuing to the present day.  It focuses on events such as the 19th century massacre of Native Americans at Wounded Knee, the World War II internment of Japanese-Americans, and the Leo Frank lynching in Georgia in 1913.

Date: Thursday, April 10
Place: Provost Conference Room, Rendleman Hall
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Register here

Race- The Power of an Illusion

Race- The Power of an Illusion challenges our most fundamental beliefs:  that humans come divided into a few distinct biological groups.  The definitive three-part series is an eye-opening tale of how what we assume to be normal, common sense, even scientific, is actually shaped by our history, social institutions and cultural beliefs.  (All three episodes will be shown in sequence on March 3 and March 17.  Episodes 2 and 3 will be shown in sequence on March 20)


Episode 1- The Difference Between Us

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. 

Date: Monday, March 3
Place: Provost Conference Room, Rendleman Hall
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Or,
Date: Monday, March 17
Place: Provost Conference Room, Rendleman Hall
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Register here


Episode 2- The Story We Tell

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.

Date: Monday, March 3
Place: Provost Conference Room, Rendleman Hall
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Or,
Date: Monday, March 17
Place: Provost Conference Room, Rendleman Hall
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Or,
Date: Thursday, March 20
Place: Provost Conference Room, Rendleman Hall
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Register here


Episode 3- The House We Live In

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.

Date: Monday, March 3
Place: Provost Conference Room, Rendleman Hall
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Or,
Date: Monday, March 17
Place: Provost Conference Room, Rendleman Hall
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Or,
Date: Thursday, March 20
Place: Provost Conference Room, Rendleman Hall
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Register here

Budapest

Take an amazing tour around the historical city of Budapest.  Get acquainted with the city’s cultural life and take pleasure in the architectural variety that it has to offer.

Date: Monday, January 27
Place: Provost Conference Room, Rendleman Hall
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Register here

The Children's March

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.

Date: Thursday, February 6
Place: Provost Conference Room, Rendleman Hall
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Register here

A Time for Justice: America's Civil Rights Movement

A Time for Justice depicts the battle for civil rights as told by its foot soldier.  They rode where they weren’t supposed to ride, walked where they weren’t supposed to walk, sat where they weren’t supposed to sit and stood their ground until they won their freedom.

Date: Thursday, February 13
Place: Provost Conference Room, Rendleman Hall
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Register here

Viva La Causa:  The Story of Cesar Chavez and a Great Movement for Social Justice

On a warm evening in 1965, hundreds of Mexican farmworkers packed into a church hall in the small farming town of Delano, California.  A momentous decision lay before them, should they join a strike against California grape growers started 11 days prior by their Filipino counterparts?    Viva La Causa 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.

Date: Thursday, February 27
Place: Provost Conference Room, Rendleman Hall
Time: 11:30 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Register here

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

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