The Cesar Chavez Learning Center presents:
I.D.E.A.S* in Cinema: Juneteenth and Pride Month Film Series *Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access, and Support
As part of our ongoing commitment to honoring Culture 365 the Cesar Chavez Learning Center proudly presents the I.D.E.A.S in Cinema: Juneteenth and Pride Month Film Series. The Juneteenth and Pride Month Film Series features films and documentaries dealing with issues and topics such as Identity, slavery,, LGBTQ+ BLACK TRANS, racism and social injustice. This Juneteenth and Pride Month Film Series focuses on Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access and Support in the BIPOC and other underrepresented and marginalized communities.
All film screenings will be free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Cesar Chavez Learning Center at 517-483-9804 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, June 14 | 12:30 pm | Webex
School Daze is a 1988 American musical comedy film, written and directed by Spike Lee. Based in part on Spike Lee's experiences as a Morehouse student in the Atlanta University Center during the 1970s, it is a story about undergraduates in a fraternity and sorority clashing with some of their classmates at a historically black college during homecoming weekend. It also touches upon issues of colorism, elitism, classism, political activism, hazing, groupthink, female self-esteem, social mobility, and hair texture bias within the African-American community.
Tuesday, June 15 | 12:30pm | Webex
Harriet Tubman (born Araminta Ross, c. March 1822, March 10, 1913) was an American abolitionist and political activist. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made some 13 missions to rescue approximately 70 enslaved people, including family and friends, using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. During the American Civil War, she served as an armed scout and spy for the Union Army. In her later years, Tubman was an activist in the movement for women's suffrage.
Dreamland: The Burning of Black Wallstreet
Wednesday, June 16 | 12:30 pm | Webex
The history of Black Wall Street and the violent events of 1921 in Tulsa, when mobs of white residents, spurred by an accusation of inappropriate behavior by a black man against a white woman, destroyed the 35-block Greenwood District.
Friday, June 18 | 12:30pm | Webex (Registration Required for a chance at prize drawing)
A 2020 American drama film written and directed by Channing Godfrey Peoples and starring Nicole Beharie, Kendrick Sampson, and Alexis Chikaeze. The plot follows a single mom and former teen beauty queen who enters her daughter into the local Miss Juneteenth pageant.