Community Conversations

 

 

Come together in recognizing and celebrating the diversity that makes our community strong and vital. Upcoming programs offer opportunities for honest conversations about what matters most and equips participants with knowledge of newsworthy topics that can empower them to make a difference in their community. Come make friends, share stories, and join the conversation.

Indie Lens: Pop-Up

Indie 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.

Indie Lens: Charm City
Tuesday, April 2, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Charm City  by Marilyn Ness

During three years of unparalleled violence in Baltimore, Charm City delivers an unexpectedly candid, observational portrait of the police, citizens, and government officials left on the frontlines. In these divisive times, Charm City offers humanity as common ground.

All ages

Free

Indie Lens: Won’t You Be My Neighbor? by Morgan Neville

Tuesday, April 16, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Join us for a potluck from 6:00-7:00 p.m. before the screening. Food will be provided, but we would love for you to bring a dish to share with your Sheboygan neighbors. Sign up HERE to bring a dish to pass.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? By Morgan Neville

For over 30 years, Fred Rogers was beamed daily into homes across America where he and his cast of puppets and friends spoke simply and directly to young children about some of life’s weightiest issues. There wasn’t anything like Mr. Rogers on TV before and there hasn’t been since. In Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville looks back on Rogers’ radical legacy of love and kindness.

All ages

FREE

CoRE Conversation Sessions

CoRE Conversations is a series of facilitated community dialogues that began as Conversations on Race and Empowerment (CoRE) during an exhibition series in September of 2017 with Dr. Charles Smith and Heather Hart. This exhibition created a space for honest conversations and it was evident there was more to talk about after the exhibition closed in January of 2018. As new series are added each month, dialogue now encompasses the impact of race, gender, sexuality, and power in our country and community. Reverend Lex Cade-White and Alexandra Nugent, both experienced facilitators, use data-driven resources to engage participants in approachable and inclusive discussions through creative expression and self-reflection. This series equips participants with the vocabulary and knowledge needed to further their understanding of privilege and the historical and current relations among diverse groups. The CoRE Conversations series gives tools to empower participants to go out and make a difference in their communities.

Saturday, March 30, 10:00–11:30 a.m.
Let’s Get Schooled

What are the policies, procedures, and practices that are gendered and how do they impact children and following generations? How are education and sexuality handled in the U.S. in 2019?

Age 18+

FREE

Saturday, April 27, 10:00–11:30 a.m.
Every Body Matters

During this final spring session, we will explore healthcare and gender in the U.S. How do we define, explain, and teach healthy human sexuality for all and to all?

Age 18+

FREE

Saturday, May 4, 10:00–11:30 p.m.
Difference, Diversity, and Divide

In this conversation, we will be strengthening your Inclusiveness Network of Knowledge (INK) by looking at race, gender, and sexuality and how we view these and other identities.

Age 18+

FREE

Saturday, June 1, 10:00–11:30 p.m.
Let Freedom Ring

In this conversation we will be adding to your Inclusiveness Network of Knowledge (INK) by discussing the possibilities of life where all races, genders, sexualities, and other identities are welcomed and accepted.

Age 18+

FREE