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Civil Rights & College Activism | Agents of Change
How fierce student protests at San Francisco State in '68 and Cornell in '69 led to the formation of Black and ethnic studies programs nationwide. Film: Agents of Change. Panel: Abby Ginzberg, filmmaker; Frank Dawson, filmmaker. Moderator: Judith Browne Dianis.
Sat, Jul 22 10:00 AM
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Civil Rights & Education | Raising Bertie
Raising Bertie is an award-winning, six-year portrait of three young African American men coming-of-age in North Carolina?s rural Bertie County. The film shines a spotlight on the unique challenges and opportunities facing rural youth of color. Following the film, we will have the Former Secretary of Education, and President and CEO of The Education Trust, John King, moderate a conversation with Vivian Saunders, Community Leader & Executive Director of the Hive; Davonte ?Dada? Harrell, film subject; Monique Miles, Director of the Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund; and Margaret Byrne, director. Sponsored by Public Welfare Foundation Details Thursday, July 20 | 6:30 p.m. Public Welfare Foundation 1200 U Street NW
Thu, Jul 20 6:30 PM
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Civil Rights & Entertainment | The Hip-Hop Fellow
Exploring the intersection of Hip Hop, social justice and the academic curricula in higher education through the work of producer 9th Wonder. Film: The Hip Hop Fellow. Panelists: 9th Wonder; Professor Paul Butler, Georgetown Law School; Benji Grinberg, CEO, Rostrum Records. Moderator: Simone Eccleston, Kennedy Center.
Fri, Jul 21 6:30 PM
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Civil Rights & Politics | Preview: Harris Wofford, Slightly Mad
Howard Law School's first white male graduate, Harris Wofford, is a seminal figure in the Civil Rights Movement, the Peace Corp, academia, and the U.S. Senate. Film: Harris Wofford, Slightly Mad. Panelists: Harris Wofford; Jacob Finkel, director.
Fri, Jul 21 6:30 PM
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Closing Night Mayors' Celebration | Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race
A night celebrating the first wave of Black mayors in major US cities, starting with LA?s Tom Bradley, the subject of BRIDGING THE DIVIDE: TOM BRADLEY AND THE POLITICS OF RACE. The film tells the story of the Los Angeles Mayor?the nation's first African-American mayor elected in an overwhelmingly white city. Mayor for an unprecedented 20 years, Tom Bradley transformed the city of Los Angeles into a world-class metropolis and became a formidable force for change in American politics Following the film, we will hold a conversation with former mayor's Richard Hatcher, Gary, IN; Michael Nutter, Philadelphia, PA; Anthony Foxx, Charlotte, NC and Mayor Johnny Ford, Tuskegee, AL. This event will be hosted by former Mayor Ron Kirk, Dallas, TX. Music for the event is produced by Nolan Williams, NEWorks Productions.
Sat, Jul 22 7:00 PM
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Project Awareness
In 1961, a group of Howard University students orchestrated a debate between two giants of political thought, Bayard Rustin and Malcolm X. This event will be a staged reading of that historic debate. The night will feature witnesses Rachelle Horowitz & Dion Diamond being interviewed by Chris Wilson, SNMAH. In partnership with the Smithsonian National Museum of American History
Thu, Jul 20 6:30 PM
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