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Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Reflection

January 16, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Using film we will reflect on issues of the civil rights movement that are still issues in present day America. The films were selected by the teen programs at Hyde Park Art Center.

All Films are Free and will be held in Muller Meeting Room (4833).

13THfrom 11 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
A 2016 American documentary by director Ava DuVernay.
Centered on race in the United States criminal justice system, the film is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which outlawed slavery (unless as punishment for a crime). DuVernay’s documentary argues that slavery is being effectively perpetuated through mass incarceration.
100 min.

Brother Outsider – 1:30 – 3 p.m.
During his 60-year career as an activist, Byard Rustin formulated many of the strategies that propelled the civil rights movement. But his open sexuality forced him to remain in the background.
Film Makers: Nancy Kates and Bennet Singer
90 min.

Black Power Mix Tape – 3:30 – 5:15 p.m.
The Black Power Mixtape 1967–1975 is a 2011 documentary film, directed by Göran Olsson, that examines the evolution of the Black Power Movement in American society from 1967 to 1975. It features footage of the movement shot by Swedish journalists in America between 1967-1975 with appearances by Bobby Seale, Huey P. Newton, Eldridge Cleaver, and other activists, artists, and leaders central to the movement.
100 min.


January 16, 2017
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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