Movie Still of the Green Book - Viggo mortensen in a car driving Mahershala Ali

November 4, 2019, 6:00-9:00pm, Furcolo Hall 125

Feature Films to Open Up Conversations About Race in America: Green Book

While movies that deal with issues of race, class, ethnicity, gender, religion, and sexual orientation, can serve as tools for creating opportunities for conversations, discussions, and learning, these conversations rarely happen organically. The purpose of this film series is to provide a forum for the College of Education community—faculty, staff, students—to come together to have conversations and to achieve a greater understanding of difference. This is the first of three movies that will be viewed and discussed this semester.

Pizza, popcorn, and soda will be provided.

Damien Sneed on stage performing with other musicians on piano, drums, bass and singers

January 28, 2020, 7:30 pm

We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

With Damien Sneed. Interspersed with the spoken words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the evening brings together gospel with jazz and Broadway tunes. From Nina Simone to The Wiz, Stevie Wonder to traditional spirituals, it’s an evening of music that shows the lineage of these Civil Rights visionaries is still with us today.

Pre-performance talk in the lobby at 6:30 p.m.

Appropriate for all ages.