Indie Lens Pop-Up is a media project that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. The project, which features films seen on PBS's Independent Lens, draws local residents, leaders and organizations together to discuss what matters most - from newsworthy topics to family, relationships, and more.



FEBRUARY 2018 FEATURED FILM SCREENINGS


Tell Them We Are Rising

By Stanley Nelson & Marco Williams



 JOIN US FOR COMMUNITY SCREENINGS:

Thu, Feb. 1 @ 6PM

The African American Museum
of Southern Illinois
(1237 E. Main St. Carbondale)

Sun, Feb. 11 @ 2:30PM

Carbondale Public Library
(405 W. Main St. Carbondale)

 
Tell Them We Are Rising explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played over the course of 150 years in American history, culture, and identity. Stanley Nelson's film reveals the rich history of HBCUs and the power of higher education to transform lives and advance civil rights and equality in the face of injustice. Learn more.




UPCOMING FILM SCREENINGS


Dolores | March 25 @ 2:30PM • Carbondale Public Library

With intimate and unprecedented access, Peter Bratt's Dolores tells the story of Dolores Huerta, among the most important, yet least-known, activists in American history. Co-founder of the first farm workers union with Cesar Chavez, she tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century. Learn more.



Photo: Dolores Huerta press conference-1975.
Credit: Walter P. Reuther Library Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs Wayne State University.


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