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; EAs receive in-service credits, and TAs receive lane change credits.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.