Community Cinema is a groundbreaking public education and civic engagement initiative featuring monthly screenings of films from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens. Every month between September and May, Community Cinema brings together leading organizations, community members and public television stations to learn, discuss and get involved in today’s critical social issues. Each film screening is about an hour long with a 30-45 minute discussion/group panel following.
HandsOn Kansas State is seeking community organizations, local experts and/or student groups to lead public discussions, provide an information table and be part of a panel discussion or service project on topics covered in the films. Please email email@example.com or call 785-532-3670 for more information.
The Powerbroker During the 1950s and 60s, civil rights leader Whitney Young navigated a divided society. He challenged America’s white business and political leaders directly, but his efforts to open the doors for equal opportunity were often attacked by Black Americans who felt his methods were in contrast with the Black Power Movement. Topics: USA-African-Ameircans, Community Portrait, History, Civil Rights, Families,
On Febuary 11, 2013 at 7:00 pm in Town Hall at the School of Leadership Studies, there will be a public viewing of The Powerbroker.
Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s, to the blockbusters of today, WONDER WOMEN! Looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation. Topics: Gender-bias Media, Women & Media, Self-esteem & Body Image, Women & Girls
On March 25, 2013 at 7:00 pm in Town Hall at the School of Leadership Studies, there will be a public viewing of Wonder Women! The Untold Story of the American Superheronies.
The Island President After bringing democracy to his country, President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, the lowest-lying country in the work, takes up the fight to keep his homeland from disappearing under the sea. Topics: Asia – South Eastern, Economics & Development, Environment, Health, Indigenous Peoples, Science & Technology, Global Environment, Climate Change
On April 8, 2013 at 7:00 pm in Town Hall at the School of Leadership Studies, there will be a public viewing of The Island President.
The Revolutionary Optimists In the poorest neighborhoods of Calcutta, a lawyer turned social entrepreneur is empowering young girls and boys to take an active role in transforming their own lives. Through arts programs and hands-on activities liking mapping their communities, these young girls and boys have brought clean drinking water to and improved sanitation in their slums. Topics: Asia-South Central, Women, Youth, Economics & Development, Youth engagement, Health, Human Rights, Environment
Love Free or Die Faith, love, marriage, homosexuality, and the Episcopal Church collide in the first openly gay Bishop, Gene Robinson of New Hampshire. Topics: Gay, Lesbian, LGBT, Religion & FaithOn June 24, 2013 at 7:00 pm in Town Hall at the School of Leadership Studies, there will be a public viewing of Love Free or Die.
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