Black America Since MLK: Episode 4 - Touch the Sky

Event Title: 
Black America Since MLK: Episode 4 - Touch the Sky
Subtitle: 
Screening & Discussion
Date: 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 6:30 pm
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Location: 
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
City, State: 
Jericho, VT
Source: 
Community Cinema
Description: 
PBS’ BLACK AMERICA SINCE MLK: AND STILL I RISE embarks on a journey through the last fifty years of African American history.  Joined by leading scholars, celebrities, and a dynamic cast of people who shaped these years, Henry Louis Gates Jr. travels from the victories of the civil rights movement up to today, asking profound questions about the state of black America — and our nation as a whole. 
 
Episode 4 deals with the significance of the election of Barack Obama and the difficulties  he faced as a black president, as well as the shooting and police response to peaceful protest of Michael Brown and the Black Lives Matter movement.
 
Free and Open to the Public
Featured Event: 
No

Front Lines Growing Up Trans

Event Title: 
Front Lines Growing Up Trans
Subtitle: 
Screening & Discussion
Date: 
Friday, May 5, 2017 12:00 pm
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Location: 
Brattleboro High School - Diversity Day
City, State: 
Brattleboro, VT
Source: 
Community Cinema
Description: 

Just a generation ago, it was adults, not kids, who changed genders. But today, many children are transitioning, too with new medical options, and at younger and younger ages. In Growing Up Trans, FRONTLINE takes viewers on an intimate and eye-opening journey inside the struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their families.

Featured Event: 
No

High School Town Meeting with the Lt. Governor

Event Title: 
High School Town Meeting with the Lt. Governor
Subtitle: 
Discussion
Date: 
Thursday, May 4, 2017 8:00 pm
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Location: 
Vermont PBS Studio
City, State: 
Colchester, VT
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman hosts a forum for high school students to discuss what has motivated a panel of young activists, and to ask questions or share thoughts and ideas. The diverse panel represents some areas of interest to Vermont young people.

This event will be live in the Vermont PBS studio in Colchester and will include a studio audience. Seats are free for high school students, but must be reserved online in advance. Reserve your tickets here. 

Reserve your tickets now

If you are not able to attend this event, your questions and ideas are still welcome. Submit your video question

Submit your written question or comment here.
 

For more information about this event, visit the Lt. Governor’s event page here.
 

Featured Event: 
No

The Bad Kids

Event Title: 
The Bad Kids
Subtitle: 
Screening & Discussion
Date: 
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 7:00 pm
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Location: 
Johnson State College  207 Bentley Hall
City, State: 
Johnson, VT
Source: 
Community Cinema
Description: 

Located in an isolated and impoverished Mojave Desert community, Black Rock Continuation High School is one of California’s alternative schools for at-risk students. Every student there has fallen so far behind that they have little hope of earning a diploma at a traditional high school — Black Rock is their last chance. But tireless Principal Vonda Viland and the teachers at Black Rock are on a mission to realize the potential of students who were deemed lost causes by the system. Powerful and inspiring, The Bad Kids follows Viland and her staff over a year as they coach at-risk teens with compassion, respect, and a seemingly endless supply of patience.

Featured Event: 
No

Maya Angelou

Event Title: 
Maya Angelou
Subtitle: 
Screening & Discussion
Date: 
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 7:00 pm
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Location: 
River Arts
City, State: 
Morrisville, VT
Source: 
Community Cinema
Description: 
American Masters’ Maya Angelou:  And Still I Rise:  Maya Angelou gave people the freedom to think about
 their history in a way then never had before.  Dr. Angelou  had a prolific life: as a singer, dancer, activist, poet, and 
writer she inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought that pushed boundaries.  From her 
upbringing in the Depression-era South to her work with Malcolm X in Ghana to her inaugural speech for President Bill Clinton, the film takes us on an incredible journey through the life of a true American icon.  
 
Free and Open to the Public
Featured Event: 
No

Gunned Down

Event Title: 
Gunned Down
Subtitle: 
Screening & Discussion
Date: 
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 7:00 pm
Event Image: 
Location: 
Catamount Arts
City, State: 
St. Johnsbury, VT
Source: 
Community Cinema
Description: 

In Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA, FRONTLINE goes inside the politics of America’s gun debate. Veteran FRONTLINE filmmaker Michael Kirk investigates the NRA, its political evolution and influence, and how it has consistently succeeded in defeating new gun control legislation.

Featured Event: 
No

The Local Motive - Production, Consumption, Waste

Event Title: 
The Local Motive - Production, Consumption, Waste
Subtitle: 
Screening & Discussion
Date: 
Thursday, May 18, 2017 7:00 pm
Event Image: 
Location: 
Heartbeet Lifesharing
Address: 
218 Town Farm Road
City, State: 
Hardwick, VT
Source: 
Community Cinema
Description: 
Our grandparents' generation knew where their food came from but, today, food is much more readily available and commonly delivered through a vast, global industrialized system. Seasonality is less a factor in our daily diets, and doesn?t always affect availability or affordability. While this miracle of industrialization allows for a more diversified diet and a great deal of cheap food, one cost of these innovations has been the connection between consumers and the people who produce their food. The Local Motive is an opportunity to change that.
 
Free and Open to the Public
Featured Event: 
No

The Local Motive - Episode 2- Processing

Event Title: 
The Local Motive - Episode 2- Processing
Subtitle: 
Screening & Discussion
Date: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 6:30 pm
Event Image: 
Location: 
Blake Memorial Library
City, State: 
East Cornith, VT
Source: 
Community Cinema
Description: 
The Local Motive: Our vast, globalized industrial food system has provided for a more diversified diet and a great deal of cheap  food.  Lost, however, is the connection between consumers and the people who produce their food.  This program explores six aspects  of Vermont’s local food system. Topics include Production, Processing, Distribution, Farm to Institution, The Consumer and Food Waste.  
 
Free and Open to the Public
Featured Event: 
No

Indie Lens Pop-Up! National Bird

Event Title: 
Indie Lens Pop-Up! National Bird
Subtitle: 
Screening & Discussion
Date: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 7:00 pm
Event Image: 
Location: 
Catamount Arts
City, State: 
St. Johnsbury, VT
Source: 
Community Cinema
Description: 

National Bird follows whistleblowers who, despite possible consequences, are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial issues of our time: the secret U.S. drone war. The film gives rare insight through the eyes of both survivors and veterans who suffer from PTSD while plagued by guilt over participating in the killing of faceless people in foreign countries.  

Featured Event: 
No

Indie Lens Pop-Up! National Bird

Event Title: 
Indie Lens Pop-Up! National Bird
Subtitle: 
Screening & Discussion
Date: 
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 7:00 pm
Event Image: 
Location: 
Kellogg-Hubbard Library
City, State: 
Montpelier, VT
Source: 
Community Cinema
Description: 

National Bird follows whistleblowers who, despite possible consequences, are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial issues of our time: the secret U.S. drone war. The film gives rare insight through the eyes of both survivors and veterans who suffer from PTSD while plagued by guilt over participating in the killing of faceless people in foreign countries.  

Featured Event: 
No

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