Equity Film Nights


  • Join us to watch documentaries and feature films from an intersectional lens. Facilitated discussion after the films will focus on having critical, courageous conversations that center personal experience, multiple perspectives and the social construction of race and gender. Register on PowerSchool (under CEC) by close of business the day before the event. Zoom links will be sent to all participants the day of the film. Clock hours are provided for all staff and TAs receive lane change credits. 

21-22 Film Nights

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    Mr. Soul

    Thursday, January 13, 2022 | 5:30 - 8:30pm 

    From 1968 to 1973, the public television variety show SOUL!, guided by the enigmatic producer and host Ellis Haizlip, offered an unfiltered, uncompromising celebration of Black literature, poetry, music, and politics—voices that had few other options for national exposure, and, as a result, found the program an improbable place to call home. The series was among the first to provide expanded images of African Americans on television, shifting the gaze from inner-city poverty and violence to the vibrancy of the Black Arts Movement. With participants’ recollections and illuminating archival clips, Mr. SOUL! captures a critical moment in culture whose impact continues to resonate, and an unsung hero whose voice we need now more than ever to restore the SOUL of a nation. Join the Office of Equity in watching this celebration of Black history and culture with your colleagues and engaging in facilitated discussion after the film.

    Register on PowerSchool by January 12. A Zoom invite will be sent on January 13.

    Course title: CEC: Equity Film Night - Mr. Soul Course number: 20402

     

Past Events

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    Disclosure

    Thursday, December 2, 2021 | 5:30 - 8:30pm 

    Disclosure looks at transgender depictions in film and television, revealing how Hollywood simultaneously reflects and manufactures our deepest anxieties about gender. Join us to watch the film online, and participate in facilitated discussion with colleagues afterwards. Register by December 1, Zoom link provided on December 2. Cultural Competency (P2) and TA-Lane change hours provided. 

  • Nextwave Equity Film Night

     

    Nextwave Youth Film Competition: An Evening of Short Films by Youth 

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021 | 5:30 - 8:30pm 

    A celebration of the new generation of cinematic story-tellers, Nextwave Youth Film Competition is the premier regional showcase for young media makers under age 18 and an opportunity for youth to engage with peers and mentors in the field. Youth films are selected by youth to screen in a showcase at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival. The 2021 Nextwave Youth Film Competition will be screened in May as part of the 2021 MSP International Film Festival.  Join us in April to watch the 2020 films, hear from program organizers, and learn how your students can be involved in next year's competition.
     
  •  Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution

    Crip Camp

    Monday, March 8, 2021 | 5:30 - 8:30pm 

    On the heels of Woodstock, a group of teen campers are inspired to join the fight for disability civil rights. This spirited look at grassroots activism is executive produced by President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama. The film will be shown virtually and followed by a facilitated discussion. Register on PowerSchool (under CEC) by close of business the day before the event. Zoom links will be sent to all participants the day of the film.

     

    Out North: MNLGBTQ History

    Out North

    Thursday, February 18, 2021 | 5:30-8:30pm

    Out North: MNLGBTQ History is the first-ever, full-length film to document and honor Minnesota’s LGBTQ history. The film will lift up the stories of well-known and largely unknown LGBTQ Minnesotans who found each other and spoke out when it was a tremendous risk to do so. The film will also explore some of the important ways that Minnesota has played a significant role in the national movement for LGBTQ equality. The film will be shown virtually and followed by a facilitated discussion.

     

     

    1985

    1985

    Monday, November 30th, 2020 | 6:00-8:00pm

    This coming-of-age story, set in the Twin Cities, follows four Hmong teens in the summer of 1985 who venture out on a perilous journey to find a mythical dragon dwelling in a mysterious and forgotten lake somewhere in the great wilderness of...Minnesota? After viewing the film together, we will be joined by the film's writer and director, Kang Vang, for a discussion.

     

     

    Jim Crow of the North

     

    Jim Crow of the North  

    Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 | 6:00-8:00pm

    Jim Crow of the North charts the progression of racist policies and practices in Minneapolis, from the advent of restrictive covenants after the turn of the last century to their final elimination in the late 1960s. The film will be followed by a discussion led Daniel Bergin, Film Director, and Kirsten Delegard, Project Director of The Mapping Prejudice Project, whose work is featured in this film. Learn how you can help bring this work to Ramsey County, and receive resources to teach this content to your students.