January: Nursing February: Black History March: Women’s History April: Criminal Justice May: Exam Week Film 11th The Disappearing 1st Banished 7th A crushing love: 4th $100 a Day: Justice 2nd Life in a Day Male Banished recounts the Chicanas, motherhood, and reparation in A documentary shot by The last few decades have forgotten history of racial and activism California’s Legal System filmmakers all over the seen steady and dramatic cleansing in America, Sylvia Morales’ “A In 1991, Rick Walker was world that serves as a time increases in the incidence when thousands of African Crushing Love” is a wrongly convicted of capsule to show future of boys and young men Americans were driven Chicana-produced film murder and spent the next generations what it was suffering from genital from their homes and honoring Chicana activists 12 years in prison. This like to be alive on the 24th deformities, low sperm communities by violent in their achievements. program tells the story of of July, 2010. count, sperm abnormalities racist mobs in the late 19th These women include: his exoneration and the and testicular cancer. At and early 20th centuries. Dolores Huerta, Elizabeth political struggle to secure the same time, boys are The film places these “Bebita” Martinez, and financial compensation for now far more at risk of events in the context of others. The film focuses him from the state of suffering from ADHD, present day race relations, on these women’s ability California. In addition to autism, Tourette's by following three to balance (often single) an interview with Walker syndrome, cerebral palsy, concrete cases of towns motherhood and their himself, the film presents and dyslexia. [This that remain all-white to passion for social change. detailed conversations program] takes a close and this day (Forsyth County, with key players in his disturbing look at what Georgia; Pierce City, case and the partisan many doctors and Missouri; & Harrison, budget battle over researchers now suspect Arkansas). Banished raises reimbursing him. are responsible for many the questions -- will the Interviewees include of these problems: a class United States ever make Alison Tucher, the lawyer of common chemicals that meaningful reparations for who proved Walker's are ubiquitous in our the human rights abuses innocence; George world. Found in suffered, then and now, Kennedy, the Santa Clara everything from shampoo against its African County District Attorney and sunglasses to toys and American citizens? Can at the time; and Joe baby bottles, they are reconciliation between the Simitian, the state called "hormone races be possible without assemblyman who fought mimicking" or "endocrine them?" to pass the bill that gave disrupting" chemicals and Walker $100 for each day they may be starting to of his incarceration. damage the most basic building blocks of human development." 18th Crisis in Nursing: 8th Blacking Up 14th No Film: Spring 11th Death Row Kids Where have all the Nurses The ambitious and hard- Break Filmed prior to the March Gone? hitting documentary 1, 2005 U.S. Supreme Nurses are exiting the Blacking Up: Hip-Hop's Court ruling barring healthcare profession in Remix of Race and execution for underage record numbers, and are Identity, looks at the offenses, Death Row Kids showing no signs of popularity of hip-hop tell the stories of confused returning to the work they among America's white and frightened young once loved. Is it the low youth. It asks whether people awaiting the pay? Is it the strain of white identification is ultimate penalty. The attending to more and rooted in admiration and a program also alludes to more acutely ill patients? desire to transcend race or medical findings that a 17- Is it the overwhelming if it is merely a new year-old's brain lacks fully paperwork required by chapter in the long developed decision- most insurance continuum of stereotyping, making capabilities. The companies? This program mimicry and cultural result is a provocative examines the numerous appropriation? Does it inquiry into complex contributing causes of the reflect a new face of racial issues of personal staffing crisis in the understanding in white responsibility and the nursing profession - a America or does it likelihood of criminal problem that has left many reinforce an ugly history? rehabilitation. hospitals short-handed and Blacking up explores has raised concerns about racial identity in U.S. the quality of patient care. society. The film draws parallels between the white hip-hop fan and previous incarnations of white appropriation from blackface performer Al Jolson to mainstream artists like Elvis Presley, the Rolling Stones and Eminem. It interweaves portraits of white hip-hop artists and fans with insightful commentary by African American cultural critics such as Amiri Baraka, Nelson George, Greg Tate, comedian Paul Mooney and hip-hop figures Chuck D. and Russell Simmons 25th Alzheimer’s Project: 15th February One 21st Ferry Tales 18th Surviving Hitler: A Grandpa, Do you know Tells the inspiring story of This documentary focuses Love Story who I am? four remarkable young on a unique culture found As a teenager in Nazi This film tells five stories men who initiated the on the Staten Island Ferry, Germany, Jutta is shocked of children, ages 6-15, lunch counter sit-ins in New York. This culture is to discover she is Jewish. who are coping with Greensboro, NC on made up of some of the She joins the German grandfathers or February 1, 1960. Based women who frequent the resistance and meets grandmothers suffering largely on first-hand women's powder room Helmuth Cords, an injured from Alzheimer's disease. accounts and rare archival each day, not only as a German soldier. The two footage, the film place for putting on make- become sweethearts and documents one volatile up, but as a safe place for ultimately, co-conspirators winter in Greensboro that sharing and camaraderie in the now famous not only challenged public with women from diverse Valkyrie plot to accommodation customs backgrounds. assassinate Hitler. With and law in North Carolina, the failure of the plot but served as a blueprint comes a series of for the wave of non- harrowing events as the violent civil rights protests couple and their associates that swept across the South are ruthlessly pursued by and the nation throughout the Nazis. It would sound the 1960s. like a pitch for a Hollywood Blockbuster were it not all true. Narrated in vivid detail and supported by never- before-seen 8mm footage shot by one of the central characters, Surviving Hitler: A Love Story is a gripping film that combines simple romantic narrative, tense wartime story, and eye-opening links to monumental historical events. 22nd Freedom on my 28th Speak Out: I had an 25th From Prison to Mind abortion Home Revisits the Mississippi In the US, 1.3 million Focuses on the African freedom movement in the women per year have American Program for early 1960s when a abortions, but the topic is parolees. Ex-convicts face handful of idealistic young still so stigmatized it's formidable odds, and for activists believed they never discussed in polite African-Americans, could change history -- company. This film tackles conditions are usually and did. In 1964, this taboo, featuring 10 even more difficult. This organizers of the voter women who candidly documentary traces the registration drive, fearing describe their abortion experiences of four black for their lives and hoping experience, with stories ex-inmates over the course to attract the nation and that span seven decades. of a year, focusing on their federal government to Cutting across age, race, challenges with their plight, recruited class and religion, this film employment, housing, 1,000 mostly white college offers heartfelt stories that addiction and reconnecting students from around the personalize what has with family, as well as country to join them for become a vicious and their participation in the Freedom Summer. Three abstract debate. nontraditional African students were murdered American Program. The but the drive succeeded in parole officers who work signing up 80,000 with these men are also members, mostly poverty- interviewed. stricken sharecroppers, maids and day-laborers who confronted jail, beatings and even murder for the right to vote 29th Scarred Justice: the Orangeburg Massacre 1968 Everyone remembers the four white students slain at Kent State University in 1970, but most have never heard of the three black students killed in Orangeburg, South Carolina two years earlier. This stirring investigative documentary restores that bloody tragedy to the history of the Civil Rights Movement after years of official denial.
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