The Activists' Playbook: From SNCC to Selma to the New Civil Rights Movement
March 4, 2015, 7:00 PM
Durham Public Library, Main Library, 301 N. Roxboro Street, Durham, NC 27701
Panel discussion with Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) veterans Judy Richardson and Charlie Cobb, local activist Cynthia Borwn, and two young Durham activists. The event will celebrate the formal launch of the "One Person, One Vote" website (onevotesncc.org), which tells the story of how SNCC's commitment to community organizing forged a movement for voting rights made up of thousands of local people. A reception will follow. Free and open to the public.
Rights! Camera! Action!: The One Who Builds
February 5, 2015, 7:00 pm
Smith Warehouse, FHI Garage, Bay 4, 114 S Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC 27701
The One Who Builds is a film about the life and work of Dr. Omer Omer, once a Sudanese refugee, now an American citizen who is paying it forward as the director of the North Carolina African Services Coalition, a refugee resettlement organization in Greensboro, NC. In Greensboro, Omer has transcended boundaries dictated by society, race and religion to build a new village, one friendship at a time. A panel discussion featuring co-director Hillary Pierce and current director of the NCASC, Million Mekonnen, will follow the screening.
Co-presented with the Duke Human Rights Center@FHI, the Human Rights Archive, and the Archive of Documentary Arts and Screen/Society.
A Family Affair - North Carolina Mutual and the Family Business
February 22, 2015, 3:00 pm
North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company Auditorium, 411 W. Chapel Hill Street
Though many historians focus on the Spaulding, Merrick and Moore families, there were several other families with deep roots runnin through the N.C. Mutual family tree. Members of these families will discuss their role and generational experiences working for The Mutual.
Co-sponsored by the Durham Public Library, North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, North Carolina Central University Archives and Special Collections
Stanley Nelson Documentary Film Series
The Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Visiting Filmmaker Series will be sponsoring screenings of four films directed by Stanley Nelson prior to his visit to Duke on October 16-18. Co-sponsors of the series are the Archive of Documentary Arts, Franklin Research Center, Screen/Society and the Program in Arts of the Moving Image. Each screening begins at 7:00 pm and is free and open to the public.
Date: September 16
Location: Richard White Lecture Hall
The Murder of Emmett Till
Film Introduction by documentary actor, Mike Wiley
Date: September 24
Location: Griffith Film Theater
Jonestown: Life and Death of Freedoms Temple
Date: October 2
Location: Hayti Heritage Center
A Place of Our Own
Date: October 7
Location: Durham Public Library, Main Branch
Film discussion led by SNCC veteran, Charlie Cobb