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Screening of Spike Lee’s “Malcolm X”


Date: February 22, 2015 Time: 6:00 pm  to  8:00 pm Spike Lee’s film dramatizes Malcolm X’s journey from street criminal to intellectual and political activist, including his time in prison, conversion to Islam, ministry with the Nation of Islam and falling out with the organization, pilgrimage to Mecca, reevaluation of his views concerning whites, and […]

Screening of Spike Lee’s “Malcolm X”


Date: February 21, 2015 Time: 6:00 pm  to  8:00 pm Spike Lee’s film dramatizes Malcolm X’s journey from street criminal to intellectual and political activist, including his time in prison, conversion to Islam, ministry with the Nation of Islam and falling out with the organization, pilgrimage to Mecca, reevaluation of his views concerning whites, and […]


Date: February 14, 2015 Time: 6:00 pm  to  8:00 pm Mamas of Color Rising and the Women’s Community Center are hosting a screening of the documentary “We Always Resist: Trust Black Women” and a discussion on reproductive justice issues. The 24-minute film provides a history of the struggle for reproductive justice, showing how black women […]


Date: February 11, 2015 Time: 3:30 pm  to  5:30 pm Wednesday, February 11, 3:30-5 pm   Harry Allen became known as the “Media Assassin” for Public Enemy, one of the most important rap groups in history. In his position as “Director of Enemy Relations,” Allen spoke to the media to correct misconceptions about the group’s […]


Date: February 8, 2015 Time: 5:00 pm  to  7:00 pm “The Panza Monologues” is an original solo performance piece by Virginia Grise and Irma Mayorga based on women’s stories about their panzas, that roll of belly we try to hide. The piece explores the panza as a symbol that reveals the lurking truths about women’s […]


Date: February 7, 2015 Time: 3:00 pm  to  5:00 pm The renowned cultural anthropologist Renato Rosaldo, author of the groundbreaking Culture and Truth, started writing poetry in English and Spanish while recovering from a stroke in 1996. He will read from his third book of poetry, The Day of Shelly’s Death, which was published last […]


Date: February 5, 2015 Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm “Blue Gold: World Water Wars” examines how humans are polluting, diverting, pumping, and wasting the limited supply of fresh water at an expediential level as population and technology grows. The rampant overdevelopment of agriculture, housing, and industry increase the demands for fresh water well beyond […]


Date: February 1, 2015 Time: 12:00 pm  to  2:00 pm How do migrant politics in the United States shape lives at home? How do politics in the Third World shape migrant lives in the United States? Columbia University professor Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, a founding member of the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, will be […]

Screening of Documentary “Shadows of Liberty”


Date: January 27, 2015 Time: 6:00 pm  to  8:30 pm “Shadows of Liberty” explores the failures of U.S. corporate journalism to provide the scope and depth of information needed for a functioning democracy. Filmmaker Jean-Philippe Tremblay relies on journalists, activists and academics for insider accounts of a broken media system in which a handful of […]

Screening of Documentary “Pay 2 Play”


Date: January 21, 2015 Time: 6:30 pm  to  9:30 pm “Pay 2 Play: Democracy’s High Stakes” explores the story behind the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, as well as the larger consequences of corporations pouring more and more money into campaigns to affect candidates and legislation. The film will be followed by a panel […]