The YWCA Warren kicks off their new Racial Justice Film Series with the critically-acclaimed documentary "Race: The Power of an Illusion." Told in three parts, the film airs Tuesday, October 29; Thursday, November 5; and Thursday, November 12, at 6:00 pm each evening. The film interweaves personal stories and academic discussion to examine race in genetics and biology, the origins of race and racism in Western culture, and explore how the concept of race impacts how people live their lives. It is free and open to the public.
As part of Non-Violence Week 2015, Minnijean Brown Trickey will give a talk on Wednesday, October 7, at 10:00 am, in McKay Auditorium, in YSU's Beeghly College of Education. Brown Trickey was one of the Little Rock Nine, who defied death threats, hostile white demonstrators, and the National Guard, to attend an all-white high school.
As part of Non-Violence Week 2015, the documentary, Journey to Little Rock: The Untold Story of Minnijean Brown Trickey will be shown on Tuesday, October 6, at 7:00 pm, in YSU's Kilcawley Center. Brown Trickey was one of the Little Rock Nine, who defied death threats, hostile white demonstrators, and the National Guard, to attend an all-white high school.
Catherine Murphy will show her film "Maestra" and discuss the Cuban Literacy Campaign in the early 1960s on Thursday, October 1st, at 7:00 pm, at the First Presbyterian Church, on Wick Avenue in Youngstown. This event is free and open to the public. More information on the event can be found at (330)-652-9635. [Thousands of young people went out into remote areas of Cuba to teach people how to write their names and how to read. The campaign resulted in Cuba's elimination of illiteracy.]
The Legal Creative is presenting a Legal Clinic for Creatives at the Main Branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, on Friday, July 24th from Noon to 4:00 PM. During the Legal Clinics, art professionals and art organizations can schedule an appointment to meet face-to-face with a volunteer attorney. Registration is free and open to all artists and arts organizations regardless of income, however, consultations are limited to topics relating to the running of an arts business, such as copyright law, trademark law, contract law, and general business formation.
Stambaugh Auditorium is presenting the classic silent film, "The Kid," with live accompaniment by organist Peter Richard Conte on Friday, May 1st at 7:30 pm. The film stars Charlie Chaplin, who
was also the writer, director and producer. More information at stambaughauditorium.com.
On Thursday, April 23 at 5:30 pm, YWCA Warren will participate in the national event, Stand Against Racism, and invites the community to a free screening of the film Hidden Colors 3: The Rules of Racism. The event is intended to raise awareness of the negative effects of racism on individuals and communities and provide a safe space for civil dialogue. The event will be held at the YWCA Warren, 375 North Park Ave., just north of Courthouse Square.
James Randi, magician, escape artist and the world’s most tireless investigator and demystifier of paranormal and pseudoscientific claims, visits Youngstown State University on Monday, March 30, at 7:00 pm, in Room B112 of Cushwa Hall. An Honest Liar, a documentary of Randi’s life, will be screened, followed by a question-and-answer session.
The Youngstown Area Jewish Film Festival is presenting a feature film, Run Boy Run, as the final film in the spring festival on Tuesday, May 12th at 7:00 PM at Cinemark Tinseltown in Boardman. Run Boy Run tells the extraordinary true story of a Polish boy who seeks the kindness of others in his solitary struggle to outlast the Nazi occupation and keep alive his Jewish faith.
The Youngstown Area Jewish Film Festival is presenting the documentary film Above and Beyond, on Sunday, May 3rd, at 1:30 PM at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown. As the first major feature-length documentary about the foreign airmen in the 1948 War, Above and Beyond brings together new interviews as well as aerial footage to present a fascinating, little-known tale.