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Racial Justice Film Series, 2017-2018

Common Ground is pleased to present our inaugural Racial Justice Film Series designed to allow the campus to explore media that challenges and illuminates our understanding of social justice. Through documentaries and feature films we examine compelling issues from the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery in Selma, to the history of lynching in America in An Outrage, and the on-going immigration debate in José Antonio Vargas' film Documented. We hope you'll join us for as many screenings as you can.

We appreciate the partnerships we've developed with SpiderNights, UR Comes Out Month, the Multicultural Student Support Network, and the RVA Environmental Film Series, among others that have allowed us to bring you this series. 

Spring, 2018        

Selma, January 15 (MLK Day)  7:00 pm, Whitehurst Living Room. Come at 6:00 pm for pizza and to do an onsite service activity and then we'll watch the film. Part of this year's MLK Day programming. 

Here's to Flint, February 8, 6:00 pm, Ukrop Auditorium. Join us as we co-sponsor this film with the RVA Environmental Film Festival. Pizza before at 5:00 pm in Moelchert Commons and stay for a panel of experts after the short documentary on the Flint, MI water crisis.

Documented: A Film By An Undocumented American, February 20, 7:00 pm, Jepson 118. Come screen this movie made by journalist and self-proclaimed "most famous undocumented American" José Antonio Vargas.

An Outrage: A Documentary Film About Lynching in the American South, March 7, 6:00 pm, Ukrop Auditorium. The film-makers, Hannah Ayers and Lance Warren, will join us to discuss their powerful documentary on this often underreported racial tragedy. 

Moonlight, March 31, 9:00 pm, Jepson 118. We'll screen the Academy Award winner for best picture in 2016 as it tells the tale of a young Black boy growing up in Miami. Shown in cooperation with the SpiderNights programming series.