Basin PBS presents ‘Tell Them We are Rising’

first_imgWhat: Free preview screening of “Tell Them We Are Rising” followed by guest lecturer, James Fuller and community discussion.When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.Where: Midland College, Scharbauer Student Center, Carrasco Room.Who: Presenters: Indie Lens Pop-Up, Basin PBS and Midland College.RSVP: http://bit.ly/2hM6y4VMore info: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/films/tell-them-we-arerising/ By admin – January 19, 2018 Twitter Facebook Basin PBS presents ‘Tell Them We are Rising’ Pinterest WhatsApp Local NewsEntertainmentcenter_img Facebook Pinterest Basin PBS logo 2016 Indie Lens Pop-Up, presented by ITVS, Independent Lens, and Basin PBS BasinPBS.org, are presenting “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities,” which explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played during the course of 150 years in American history, culture, and identity.The film reveals the rich history of HBCUs and the power of higher education to transform lives and advance civil rights and equality. The latest film from director Stanley Nelson (Black Panthers, Freedom Riders), brings to life the powerful story of the rise, influence, and evolution of HBCUs.Co-directed and co-produced by Marco Williams, the film premieres on Independent Lens at 8 p.m. on Feb. 19.A haven for Black intellectuals, artists, and revolutionaries — and a path of promise toward the American dream — HBCUs have educated the architects of freedom movements and cultivated leaders in every field while remaining unapologetically Black for more than 150 years. These institutions have nurtured some of the most influential Americans of our time, from Booker T. Washington to Martin Luther King, Jr., W.E.B. Du Bois to Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison to Oprah Winfrey, Alice Walker to Spike Lee to Common.About the FilmmakersStanley Nelson has directed and produced more than 12 documentary features including Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, Freedom Summer, Freedom Riders, Jonestown: The Life and Death of People’s Temple and The Murder of Emmett Till.Nelson has won every major award in broadcasting. In 2016, he was honored with a Lifetime Peabody Award, a Lifetime Emmy Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Documentary Association.Nelson is co-founder of Firelight Media, a nonprofit production company dedicated to using historical film to advance contemporary social justice causes, and to mentoring, inspiring and training a new generation of diverse young filmmakers committed to advancing underrepresented stories.Marco Williams is a filmmaker and a film educator. He is an Arts Professor at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, Undergraduate Department of Film and Television. His directing credits include The Black Fives, The Undocumented, Inside the New Black Panthers; Banished; Freedom Summer; I Sit Where I Want: The Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education; MLK Boulevard: The Concrete Dream; Two Towns of Jasper; Making Peace: Rebuilding our Communities; The Spiritual Deficit and The American Dream; In Search of Our Fathers; and From Harlem to Harvard. His awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a George Foster Peabody Award, the Alfred I duPont Silver Baton, the Pan African Film Festival Outstanding Documentary Award, the Full Frame Documentary Festival Spectrum Award, and the National Association of Black Journalists First Place Salute to Excellence.Marcia Smith (Writer) served as president of Firelight Media for most of its first decade.About Indie Lens Pop-UpIndie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS’s Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics, to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation. Can’t attend in person? Find Independent Lens on Facebook for information on our online Pop-Up events.If You Go Twitter Previous articleHIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Pecos hires Chris Jones as new head football coach, athletic directorNext articleWOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: UTPB comes up short of upset, falls in overtime to Texas A&M-Commerce admin WhatsApplast_img read more

Thousands expected to come out for Donegal water charges protest

first_img PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Thousands expected to come out for Donegal water charges protest Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Google+ Twitter Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Can”t Pay Won’t Pay expects thousands to attend a march against water charges planned for Letterkenny next month.The group has described concessions in Budget 2015 as a ‘con trick’ and says they remain firmly opposed to the charges.A series of nationawide protests take place on November the 1st across the country, including Letterkenny.Spokesperson Francis McCafferty says the turnout in Donegal will be an indication of the level of opposition to water charges in Donegal:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/fran.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Google+center_img Pinterest By News Highland – October 16, 2014 Previous articleThe Apprentice’s Rob reveals a secret about his former team mateNext articleHundreds attend funeral of 19-year-old Kym Harley News Highland Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week WhatsApp Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Homepage BannerNews Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more