Watch. Learn. Grow. (A Documentary Series)

This documentary series is geared towards learning about differences, seeing the humanity in everyone, and fostering opportunities for respectful dialogue. Each film will be followed by an opportunity to learn and engage together in a discussion.


Tuesday, February 5, 2019
2:30pm, Campus Center Auditorium

ABRAZOS tells the transformational journey of a group of U.S. Citizen Children, sons and daughters of undocumented immigrants, who travel from Minnesota to Guatemala to meet their grandparents - and in some instances their siblings - for the first time. There are 4.5 million other U.S. citizen children who, like them, have at least one undocumented parent and are part of mixed-status families, Abrazos is the story of 14 of them.

Watch the trailer for ABRAZOS.

Ashes to Ashes

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
5:00pm, Bernie Dallas Room

"Ashes to Ashes" are the final words in typical African American funeral services. Many of those who were murdered by the Klan to maintain the reign of white supremacy never received their Ashes to Ashes. In 2017, Dr. Shirley Jackson Whitaker embarked on a project to acknowledge and mourn the African Americans who were racially terrorized during the Jim Crow era after the Civil War and until this very day. Dr. Whitaker organized a funeral ceremony to honor the thousands of African Americans who never received a proper burial. This documentary tells the story of this project.

Learn more about Ashes to Ashes.

At the River I Stand

Thursday, March 7, 2019
12:30pm, Commonwealth Honors College Events Hall (Venue subject to change - RSVPs will be notified)
Lunch will be provided
RSVP Required

Memphis, Spring 1968 marked the dramatic climax of the Civil Rights movement. At the River I stand skillfully reconstructs the two eventful months that transformed a strike by Memphis sanitation worker into a national conflagration, and disentangles the complex historical forces that came together with the inevitability of tragedy at the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Note: this event includes a light lunch, so RSVP is required. Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible. If event fills, we will screen again at another time.)

Watch the trailer for At the River I Stand.