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Community Cinema at Soka University Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock

Date: 02.23.2012
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Pauling 216

 Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little RockAdmission: Free 

As a black woman who was a feminist before the term was invented, Daisy Bates refused to accept her assigned place in society. Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock tells the story of her life and public support of nine black students who registered to attend the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, which culminated in a constitutional crisis — pitting a president against a governor and a community against itself. Unconventional, revolutionary, and egotistical, Daisy Bates reaped the rewards of instant fame, but paid dearly for it.

The Independent Television Service (ITVS), KOCE-TV (PBS) and Soka University of America are pleased to announce the third year of the Community Cinema series, which begins in September 2011. The largest public interest outreach program in public or commercial television, Community Cinema features a sneak peek of nine documentaries set to broadcast on the award-winning PBS series Independent Lens.  Community Cinema, in partnership with the Humanities Program and Student Affairs, screens films monthly from September through May.

After the screenings, Community Cinema features panel discussions with leading community based organizations, special guest speakers, information, resources, and other programming designed to help our students and our community learn more about the issues and get involved.  Faculty members are encouraged to incorporate these films in their class curricula.

For more information about the films and Community Cinema visit:  http://www.itvs.org/engagement

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